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Request for Applications: DF/HCC SPORE in Breast Cancer Career Development Award

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Career Development Award (Pilot Projects)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 20, 2008

Purpose: An award providing funding to young faculty members at the rank of Instructor or higher. Preference is given for junior applicants; however, we will entertain nominations for senior faculty interested in entering breast cancer research.

Focus: Breast Cancer Research

Objectives: Clinical, population, or lab-based research. Your proposal should involve clinical subjects or clinical specimens. The use of the Breast Cancer SPORE Cores or DF/HCC Core Resources is encouraged.

Range of awards: $40,000–$75,000 annually in total costs

Selection Process:  Application materials will be reviewed by an internal committee chaired by Dr. Dirk Iglehart.

Submission Requirements (Application materials):

•    Faculty-member Nomination Letter indicating the career plan for your candidate, including his/her appointment to the faculty and participation in cancer research, defined commitment to the candidate, and plans for permanent faculty appointment.
•    Candidate’s Harvard-format CV
•    Candidate's statement of career goals (1 paragraph)
•    1-2 page Scientific Proposal that includes your career plan in detail
•    Budget indicating expenditures for one year from award dated. Please have your institution sign off on the budget.
•    E-mail submission as a single PDF document to: dwatson2@partners.org.

If you have any questions, please contact: Don Watson at 617-632-4501 or dwatson2@partners.org.