Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is dedicated to providing financial support to offer highly qualified scientists the opportunity to pursue research into the causes and origins of cancer. The deadline to apply for this grant opportunity is Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. The basic stipend is $50,000 for each of the three years of the grant and and additional $1,000 for each dependent child.

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

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

http://www.jccfund.org/fellowship-information

http://application.jccfund.org/

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is dedicated to providing financial support to offer highly qualified scientists the opportunity to pursue research into the causes and origins of cancer.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (5:00PM EST)

Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than 5:00pm EST, February 2, 2015.

ITEMS DUE February 15, 2015

Letters of Reference
Sponsor Letter
Certifications Page

Please note that it may take up to 7 business days after Feb. 15, 2015 to update your application with the status of received letters sent by your referees/sponsor. Do not email or call us to ask whether we received your email until this time has passed.

LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY 2015The Boards of the Fund meet to review fellowship applications.

JULY 1, 2015 Earliest possible fellowship starting date. All fellowships must be activated by January 1, 2016.

STIPEND & EXPENSE ALLOWANCE

The basic stipend at present is $50,000 the first year, $50,000 the second year, and $50,000 the third year, with an additional $1000 for each dependent child. There is no dependency allowance for a spouse. An allowance of $2,000 a year toward the cost of the research usually will be made available to the laboratory sponsoring the fellow. The research allowance is not to be used for travel.  The Fellow will have access to $1,800 for travel to science meetings, please look at the travel policy.  In addition to the travel allowance the Fund provides a travel award for the Fellow and their family to travel to the sponsoring laboratory. Return travel for Fellows will be considered depending upon the Fellow’s plans and situation at the time. 

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is dedicated to providing financial support to offer highly qualified scientists the opportunity to pursue research into the causes and origins of cancer.

 The goal of the Fund is to provide support to the brightest individual scientists pursuing careers in cancer research while promoting and emphasizing the value and contribution of the individual in keeping with the spirit of the conception of the Fund. 

The interests of the Scientific Advisers are reflected in the research emphasis of the Fund as it has evolved from 1937 to the present: carcinogens of organic and inorganic origins, virus studies, epidemiology, endocrinology, tissue transplants, genetics and mutagenesis, microbiology, biochemistry, recombinant DNA, gene isolation, development, structural biology, growth control.

 ELIGIBILITY

The conditions under which these awards are made are as follows: Applicants in general should not have more than ONE YEAR of postdoctoral experience and MD'S should not have received their degree more than THREE YEARS from the date the application is due February 1, 2015.  You must hold either the M.D. degree or the Ph.D. degree in the field in which you propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience. 

The appointment will be for three years. The Fund recognizes that in some instances there may be valid reasons for changing both laboratory and sponsor. During the course of your fellowship.  Such changes require the permission of the Director with the advice of the Board of Scientific Advisers. Applicants who, at the time of initiation of the fellowship, will have completed one year in a position as postdoctoral fellow or equivalent will usually be awarded a maximum of two years of fellowship support from this foundation. Only under exceptional circumstances will an award be made to an individual who will have had two years or more of postdoctoral research experience.

 Applicants may be citizens of any country but for foreign nationals awards will be made only for study in the United States. American citizens may hold a fellowship either in the United States or in a foreign country.

 An applicant in addition to submitting evidence as to pre and postdoctoral training must supply (a) the names and addresses of three individuals personally acquainted both with the applicant and with the applicant’s professional work, one of whom is to be the principal predoctoral advisor, (b) letter from the Sponsor c) a suitably documented outline of the research problem proposed, and (d) the written consent of the Chair of the Department and a responsible fiscal officer of the host institution indicating their willingness to accept and provide necessary facilities for the Fellow (certification form). (Please note that in the event of multiple applications, it is the policy of the Fund to initiate no more than one fellowship under a particular sponsor in any fiscal year) 

INDIRECT COST

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is a non-profit organization which currently awards fellowships to suitably qualified applicants for full-time training. Since its inception in 1937 the Fund has not provided indirect costs as a matter of policy. 

We will accept referee and sponsor letters by email until February 15. Referees may send letters and ratings (from A to E) directly to us at letters@jccfund.org. Sponsor letters may also be sent to the same address. Please attach a PDF of your letter to the email.

Certification form

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research was established in 1937 by the late Miss Alice S. Coffin and Mr. Starling W. Childs as a gift in trust to Yale University for the furtherance of research into the causes, origin, and treatment of cancer. 

The structure of the Fund is designed to express the original purpose of the Fund — free, wide ranging scientific inquiry. The Fund consists of two Boards—the Board of Managers and the Board of Scientific Advisors. The original Board of Managers was appointed in 1937 by the Yale Corporation and was chaired by Frederic C. Walcott, a former Senator from Connecticut and friend of Starling W. Childs. By the Deed of Gift the Board became self-perpetuating and is solely responsible for the administration and management of the Fund. However, all actions relating to scientific matters are taken upon the initiation, or with the advice, of the Board of Scientific Advisers. 

This Board, originally with seven, and now twelve, members is also self-perpetuating. The first Chairman of the Board of Scientific Advisers was Stanhope Bayne-Jones, Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine. To ensure continuing interest and new ideas, both Boards have adopted limited terms of office and regular rotation schedules. 

The interests of the Scientific Advisers are reflected in the research emphasis of the Fund as it has evolved from 1937 to the present: carcinogens of organic and inorganic origins, virus studies, epidemiology, endocrinology, tissue transplants, genetics and mutagenesis, microbiology, biochemistry, recombinant DNA, gene isolation, development, structural biology, growth control.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.3423.

 

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