American Cancer Society: Clinical Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is accepting applications to support the development of clinicians as clinical scientists. CDSGs provide support for protected time to allow junior faculty who see patients to be mentored and participate in research training to aid their development as independent clinician scientists. Award amount up to $135,000 (direct cost) per year for up 3-5 years. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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

American Cancer Society: Clinical Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)
http://www.cancer.org

Award Amount: up to $135,000 (direct cost) per year for 3-5 years, plus 8% allowable indirect costs
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Anticipated Award Notification: October 2019
Anticipated Award Start Date: January 1, 2020
RFP Synopsis:

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is accepting applications to support the development of clinicians as clinical scientists. CDSGs provide support for protected time to allow junior faculty who see patients to be mentored and participate in research training to aid their development as independent clinician scientists. Eligible applicants must have a clinical doctoral degree, e.g., MD, DO, DDS, DNP, DSW, PharmD, PsyD, DVM, etc. with an active license to provide clinical care and may hold dual degrees such as MD/PhD, RD/PhD, etc. Also, applicants must be full-time and within the first six years of their initial faculty appointment and provide justification to support the need for mentoring. Faculty with independent research programs and/or with independent extramural research funding (such as R01 or equivalent) may not apply. At the time of application, applicants must have four years or less postdoctoral research training/experience. Depending on the amount of research training to date, the peer review committee may recommend shortening the period of a CSDG. Applicants who have completed institutional career development awards (e.g., NIH K12) are eligible. Recipients of individual Career Development awards such as an NCI K07, K08 or K23 grants are not eligible for the CSDG.  A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000. Applicants must have an institutional commitment for a minimum of 50% of their time dedicated to conducting research on this proposal and developing their research career. Up to 8% allowable indirect costs are allowed for this award.

To read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/clinician-scientist-development-grant.html

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 Chapel Hill Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities.

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