Prostate Cancer Foundation – Young Investigator Awards | Research Funding


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Date 15.04.2024
Category Call for proposal

The Prostate Cancer  Foundation champions investment in human capital to fast-forward solutions for prostate cancer with the ultimate goal of ending death and suffering from metastatic prostate cancer.  We continue to focus significant efforts  on developing gifted cohorts of young  prostate cancer researchers.  We are pleased to announce a new round of funding for PCF Young Investigators. We especially encourage young investigators working on prostate cancer health disparities to apply.

PCF seeks applications from the global biomedical research community. Applicants traditionally under-represented in science and medicine are highly encouraged. We seek applications from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists,  pathologists, urologists, radiologists radiation  oncologists, public health experts,  bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer.  Applicants may be working in basic,  translational, computational or clinical  research and need not be trained  specifically in prostate cancer research to be highly competitive.

Research proposals submitted in consideration for this award should,  if successful, provide high impact to the field. “Small-step” or incremental proposals are usually non-competitive.  Highly innovative basic science programs will be carefully considered, but priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near term benefit to patients.

Funding:       $75’000 / year

Duration:      36 months

Eligibility: Applicant should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program.  Applicant must hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor or equivalent. Applicant must be under the direct supervision of a mentor(s). At least one mentor at the applicant’s institution is required. The Applicant should not have been granted commitments for more than $1M in direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds at the time of this application.

How to Apply: The application process begins with registration on the PCF research management system. Application materials must include: a scientific abstract, a three-year research proposal, a letter of support from the mentor, a letter of support from the department, a mentorship plan, and an NIH-style biosketch for both the applicant and the mentor.

Deadline, Full proposal:   15 April 2024 (3:00 pm EDT)

Further information

  • More information about the program is available here
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Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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