Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is seeking applications for theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. 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. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral fellowship award are not eligible. Award amount is up to $200,000 over four (4) years. The application deadline is August 15, 2017 by 4:00pm ET.

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

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
http://www.damonrunyon.org

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is seeking applications for theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. 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. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral fellowship award are not eligible. The applicant must include a copy of their diploma to confirm date of conferral. 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. Eligible applicants must have their degree conferred between October 15, 2016 and August 15, 2017 and joined their Sponsor’s lab on or after October 15, 2016.

  • Level 1 funding is awarded to basic and physician-scientists who have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications will be considered. Applicants cannot have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
  • Level 2 funding is awarded to physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or equivalent) who have completed their residencies and clinical training; are board eligible in the US at the start date of the Damon Runyon Fellowship; and are able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent); postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply. Candidates holding institutional K12 awards may apply, but must turn-back K12 funding if they are awarded a Damon Runyon Fellowship.

Awards will be made to the institution. No more than two Damon Runyon and/or Damon Runyon-Sohn Fellows will be funded to work with the same Sponsor at any given time. Only one fellowship application will be accepted from a Sponsor, co-Sponsor or Fellow per review session; there is no limit, however, to the number of applications from an institution.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017 by 4:00pm ET. Award decisions made by November 2017 with awards beginning January, February, March or April 2018. Application Guidelines for the award: https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/fellowship/forms

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.