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Request for Applications: Skin Cancer SPORE Career Development Awards

The DF/HCC SPORE in Skin Cancer is accepting applications for a Career Development Award. These awards are typically $75,000 in direct costs for one year. All Career Development Award projects must focus on translational research relevant to human skin cancer. Awardees will be expected to participate in the activities of the SPORE, including attending research retreats and presenting research accomplishments.


Candidates may be either clinicians or basic scientists with an MD and/or a PhD degree, who are interested in translational research and in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in skin cancer research. We will consider senior level postdoctoral fellows who are moving into faculty status and instructor level junior faculty within five years of completing their training. The typical applicant is a junior faculty member with a strong program of research, a secure position in a supportive environment, and the need for funding as a bridge to independence.


Applications should be no more than 5 pages. Please follow the format outlined below.


- Detailed Budget (not counted in the 5 page limit)

- Introduction and Specific Aim

- Preliminary data

- Experimental design

- References (not counted in 5-page limit)


Application Timelines:

Applications are due September 19, 2011


Applications should be sent to:

Thomas Kupper, MD

Chairman, Dept of Dermatology

HIM Suite 671

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Boston, MA 02115


Or via email to agionfriddo@partners.org


For additional information please contact Alex Gionfriddo at agionfriddo@partners.org