Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship

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. Award amount varies. The application deadline is March 15, 2018.

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

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship
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.

  • Level 1 funding is awarded to basic and physician-scientists who have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FC 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) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board-eligible in the United States at the start date of the Damon Runyon Fellowship, and be 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. Applicants may apply for either the Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship Award or the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award, not both.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018. Selection meeting date May 2018 with award beginning the first day of July, August, September or October 2018. Application Guidelines: https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/fellowship.

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 assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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