Research Funding

2013 Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Awards

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research utilizes an on-line application available. Problems or questions about the application process may be address to On-line applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at noon EST. Letters of reference must be submitted together with application. Forward an electronic copy by reply email to by December 5.

1) Kimmel Scholar Award

To select the grant recipients, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research has created a Medical Advisory Board consisting of distinguished cancer researchers. Each year the Kimmel Foundation expects to select up to ten grant recipients who will receive $100,000 per year for two years. Qualified applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree and must perform research in an American not-for-profit institution during the period of Kimmel Foundation support.

The Kimmel Foundation is seeking accomplished young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research. Applications are limited to those who achieved the equivalent rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2009. However, physicians who have both clinical and research responsibility are eligible if appointed on or after July, 2008. These awards are designed for researchers who do not yet have their own R01 funding. Applicants will be judged on the basis of quality of prior work, research proposed and letters of support. Funding of awards will be subject to execution of binding agreements setting forth terms and conditions under which scholarships will be provided. Applicants for 2013 awards will be notified by mid-April, 2013.

2) The Kimmel Translational Science Award

The Foundation provides up to five additional $100,000 awards specifically for physicians engaged in translational science. Eligibility includes those with M.D. or equivalent degrees, who have achieved the rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2008. Candidates must not hold R01 funding for the laboratory component of their cancer research. Applicants must demonstrate a significant personal involvement in the laboratory component of the translational project described. The translational research may involve primarily animal studies but must include reasonable application to subsequent human investigation.

Leave a Reply

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.