Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer: Scientific Scholar Award

The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is accepting applications to assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing careers as independent investigators in ovarian cancer research. This award aims to support the scientific growth and academic success of awardees. The goal is to attract junior investigators as well as established investigators into ovarian cancer research and to develop their potential as leaders. Award amount is up to $60,000 for one year. Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer: Scientific Scholar Award
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The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is accepting applications to assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing careers as independent investigators in ovarian cancer research. This award aims to support the scientific growth and academic success of awardees. The goal is to attract junior investigators as well as established investigators into ovarian cancer research and to develop their potential as leaders. Under the guidance of a mentor(s), the Scholar will explore diverse scientific approaches to specific research objectives and develop the skills required of an independent investigator. A successful candidate will provide a convincing argument for why the Scientific Scholar Award will substantially enhance his/her career and development and how the mentor(s) will contribute toward the Scholar’s development as an independent researcher in ovarian cancer. The timeline given in the proposed research plan must be sufficient to support completion of a novel or promising study with proven research objectives. The Scientific Scholar Award program will support opportunities for junior investigators to interact with senior scientists both locally and nationally. Ultimately, awardees are expected to complete the proposed research plan by the end of the award period and to submit an RO1-type grant that builds on the findings of the supported research. The funds provided are considered an award and, therefore, institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be funded.

Potential candidates will have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree with career goals focused on ovarian cancer. Clinicians will have completed their residency. Candidates should be at the post-doc/fellow, instructor, research assistant, or assistant professor level with no more than 3-4 years in any of these positions. Established, outstanding scientists without prior focus in ovarian cancer but looking to focus in this disease area are also encouraged to apply. Each individual may only submit one Pilot Study or Scientific Scholar Award application to the Rivkin Center per year.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016 by 8 p.m. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.rivkin.org/forms/scientific-scholar-award-guidelines-2016.08.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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