Research Funding

Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the leading charity supporting innovative young cancer researchers, and the Sohn Conference Foundation, dedicated to curing pediatric cancers, partnered to establish the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award. This award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers. Applicants are not required to be pediatricians or members of pediatric departments; however, the proposed research must have direct relevance to one or more pediatric cancers. The goal of this Fellowship Award is to recruit the top young minds to research childhood cancers. It leverages the success of the internationally-renowned Damon Runyon Fellowship Award, which has an unparalleled track record for identifying future breakthrough scientists.  The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are: 
• potential impact of the research on pediatric cancer
• the quality of the research proposal (importance of the problem, originality of approach, appropriateness of techniques and clarity of presentation)
• the qualifications, experience and productivity of both the candidate and the Sponsor
• the quality of the research training environment in which the proposed research is to be conducted and its potential for broadening and strengthening the candidate’s ability to conduct innovative and substantive research

The award is $50,000 per year for three years for basic scientists; $60,000 per year for three years for physician scientists. In addition, an annual $2,000 expense allowance is awarded to the laboratory in which the Fellow is working and can be used by the Fellow for his/her educational and scientific expenses. The Foundation also provides a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,000 per child per year. The award may not be used for institutional overhead or indirect costs. 

Application deadline: March 15, 2013  
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