Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Pathway to Leadership Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is collaborating with the American Association for Cancer Research to support this award aimed at outstanding early career investigators beginning in their postdoctoral research positions and continuing through their successful transition to independence. Applicants must hold a full‐time, mentored research position, have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past five years, and not already have a full‐time faculty position. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Award amount is up to $600,000 over five years. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Pathway to Leadership Grant
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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is collaborating with the American Association for Cancer Research to support this award aimed at outstanding early career investigators beginning in their postdoctoral research positions and continuing through their successful transition to independence. Applicants must hold a full‐time, mentored research position, have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past five years, and not already have a full‐time faculty position. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. The grant provides up to five years of support, for a total of $600,000, consisting of two phases. The initial Mentored Phase is expected to last up to two years, during which time the recipient will receive $75,000 per year while working closely with a mentor(s) to develop a strong research project. During the subsequent three years, the recipient is expected to be in an independent research position and will be funded at $150,000 per year. Applicants must be at a sponsoring institution/organization with faculty, facilities, and resources to support the proposed research endeavor. The sponsoring institution must ensure that the applicant has the protected time needed to conduct the proposed research. It is expected that during the mentored phase, the recipient will dedicate at least 75 percent time to completing the proposed research plus additional time fulfilling the career development plan. It is anticipated that one grant will be funded.

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership, and be members in good standing, by Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The application will be applied to 2016 membership dues. Research projects must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. They may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological research, and fall within at least one of the categories of the Common Scientific Outline (Biology; Etiology; Prevention; Early Detection, Diagnosis, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network‐AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant 2017 Program Guidelines and Application Instructions Page 6 of 22 and Prognosis; Treatment; Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Outcomes Research; or Scientific Model Systems [https://www.icrpartnership.org/CSO.cfm]).

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016. Awards will be announced by Feb. 2017 with start of grant term on July 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: https://www.pancan.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2017-P2L-PG-FINAL-Exhibit-B.pdf.  

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-2867.

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