RFA: DF/HCC K12 Paul Calabresi Award for Clinical Oncology

March 03, 2020

The DF/HCC K12 Internal Advisory Committee is seeking applications for the K12 Paul Calabresi Award for Clinical Oncology, entitled “Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Consortium Career Development Program in Clinical Oncology.” Funding for a new Scholar will be available, retroactive to April 1, 2020. Senior fellows and junior faculty, within three years of their first appointment, are eligible, provided they do not hold R01 or equivalent funding. Click here download the K12 Fact Sheet

Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5PM EST

The overall mission of the DF/HCC K12 Program is to identify the most talented trainees in our academic community and prepare them for careers in translational oncology research through didactic and practical experience in clinical investigation that is closely linked to laboratory research (including “wet” and “dry” lab). This K12 Program is designed exclusively for physicians (MD or MD/PhD) who have completed subspecialty clinical training in adult or pediatric hematology/oncology, or radiation oncology. Each scholar must identify a Basic Science Mentor and a Clinical Science Mentor. Additional mentors from any DF/HCC institution, as well as the Broad and Koch Institutes, may be recruited to supply content-specific advice or assistance if their expertise is not well-represented in the core DF/HCC K12 faculty. For full eligibility, instructions, and program requirements, please see the accompanying fact sheet. 

Award Details

  • 75% of the K12 Scholar’s salary (up to $100,000 per year) will be provided by the program
  • Fringe benefits will be applied based on each DF/HCC’s specific F&A rate agreement 
  • Indirect costs (F&A) must not exceed 8%
  • No salary support is permitted for the mentors
  • The initial budget period will be April 1, 2020 – March 30, 2021

Program Requirements

  • Scholar’s must be able to devote 75% (9 calendar months) effort to the program
  • Two mentors must be included in the overall mentorship plan 
  • Annual progress reports are due on December 31st
  • Participation in the annual retreat held in October is also required

Submission Requirements
(Must be submitted to the Program Administrator by 5PM EST as a single PDF with a file name of “Last Name, First Name.pdf”)

  • Cover Page 
  • Research Plan (5 pages maximum) 
  • Plan for Didactic Coursework (1 page) 
  • Mentorship Plan (1 page) 
  • Letters of Support (Institutional Support, Clinical Mentor, Laboratory Mentor) 
  • Biosketches (Applicant and Mentors) 

Minority and women applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Program Administrator, Kelsey Laning (klaning@mgh.harvard.edu).