The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award
The Foundation is accepting applications to fund basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor – a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. Please note that for new awards starting January 1, 2017 or later, the Foundation will no longer offer Level 2 funding (all Fellows will receive the same stipend amount). Level 1 applicants are eligible if their degree was conferred between September 15, 2015 and March 15, 2017 and they must have joined their Sponsor’s lab on or after September 15, 2015. If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements, including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful PhD defense and date of degree conferral.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017. Award notifications made in May 2017 with award beginning on first day of July, August, September or October 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/sohn#overview.
If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Brooke Church, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Health Affairs, at Brooke_Church@unc.edu or 919-962-0024. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities.