Sidney Kimmel Foundation: Kimmel Scholars

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation is accepting applications to fund young cancer researchers engaged in basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Interested applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Applicants must also be appointed at the assistant professor level (or equivalent) on or after July, 2013. A physician engaged in research who also has clinical responsibilities is eligible if appointed at the assistant professor level on or after July, 2012. Award amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

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

Sidney Kimmel Foundation: Kimmel Scholars
http://www.kimmel.org

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation is accepting applications to fund young cancer researchers engaged in basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Interested applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Applicants must also be appointed at the assistant professor level (or equivalent) on or after July, 2013. A physician engaged in research who also has clinical responsibilities is eligible if appointed at the assistant professor level on or after July, 2012. Eligible applicants must not have current R01 funding, nor a concurrent scholar award for the same project. For research involving basic cellular biology, the applicant must clearly state the relationship of his or her work to advancing the understanding of cancer biology. The Board encourages physician-scientists, especially those involved in translational research, to apply. The majority of applications involve basic research; however, scientists whose work focuses on epidemiology, cancer prevention, radiation biology, pharmacology and other clinical studies will be given equal consideration. The Board does not consider applications from clinicians who manage only the clinical aspects of early phase human trials. The translational awards are limited to physicians (M.D. or equivalent degree) involved in cancer research. Applicant must demonstrate a significant personal involvement in the laboratory component of the translational project described. The research may involve primarily animal studies but must include reasonable application to subsequent human investigation. Institutional overhead is limited to 15 percent or less of the budget. The Foundation does not restrict the number of applications that can come from one institution (only one proposal per PI).

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016. Application Guidelines for the award: http://kimmel.org/kimmel-scholars/application-process/

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Brooke Church, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Health Affairs, at or 919-962-0024. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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