Research Funding

Prostate Cancer Young Investigators Awards Program.

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Prostate Cancer Foundation Invites Applications for 2013 Young Investigators Awards

The Prostate Cancer Foundation has announced another round of funding for early career prostate cancer researchers through its Young Investigators Awards program.

Consistent with the foundation’s goal to end death and suffering from prostate cancer, the awards program seeks to help develop a gifted cohort of investigators to undertake the next generation of prostate cancer research. Investigators with diverse expertise from anywhere in the world are invited to apply. This year, the foundation encourages research molecular pathologists and bioinformaticians to apply.

Highly innovative basic science programs will be considered, but priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near-term benefit to patients.

Applications are welcome from the global community. Applicants need not be trained specifically in clinical prostate cancer research. Young Investigators may be working in basic, translational, or clinical research, or in population sciences, bioengineering, or any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. However, successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational prostate cancer research. Access to and interaction with a clinical environment, as well as translational prostate cancer physician-scientists, is highly desirable. Applicants should be within six years of completing a professional degree or clinical training such as an M.D., Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., M.P.H., or equivalent. The applicant may hold the title of senior postdoctoral fellow, instructor, research associate, assistant professor, or equivalent.

The awards will provide $75,000 per year for three years to advance the career and research efforts of the awardees. Funds may be used flexibly to advance the career and research efforts of the awardee. This includes, for example, funding “protected time” or direct costs for experiments. Documentation of an equal in-kind level of support will be requested in the form of dedicated space, equipment, institutional overhead, core institutional resources, etc. Mentorship is required for every PCF Young Investigator applicant and grantee. Awardees and their mentors will be required to attend the annual PCF Scientific Retreat in October 2013.

The complete RFA and application requirements are available at the PCF Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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