American Lung Association: 2016 Momentum Research Award - Defeating Lung Cancer in Women

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the ALA are collaborating to support novel research with the potential for high clinical impact in the early detection of lung cancer in women. The award will support an early career scientist to conduct research on lung cancer among women. Award amount is up to $250,000 over two years. Application deadline is April 25.

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

American Lung Association: 2016 Momentum Research Award - Defeating Lung Cancer in Women
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The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation has collaborated with the American Lung Association to support novel, innovative and transformative research with potential high clinical impact in the early detection of lung cancer in women, as well as understanding gender differences in lung cancer incidence, pathophysiology, treatment outcomes, and prognoses. The award will support an early career scientist to conduct research investigating the unique burden of lung cancer among women. Investigators must be guided by mentors at their institution who are willing to provide formal documentation of their Mentorship Plan for the applicant. The Funding period will be August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2018. Award will cover only direct costs; up to 30% of the award may be allocated for PI and/or other personnel salary/benefits. No indirect costs will be covered. Applicants (MD/PhD, MD, PhD) must be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as of April 25, 2016. Applicants not holding faculty appointment but who have completed two years of their fellowship/postdoctoral training and are on track for faculty appointments are also eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2016. Award announcement will be made July 15, 2016 with tentative start date of August 1, 2016 and end date of July 31, 2018. Application Guidelines for the award. 

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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