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The Bosarge Family Foundation-Waun Ki Hong Scholar Award for Regenerative Cancer Medicine | Grant Status - Open

Grant Amount$ 120,000 USD

Grant Term

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term

7/1/2019

Application Deadline

2/8/2019 1:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date

3/2019

Additional Information

​April 2, 2019 – Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept their grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees’ registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Description

The Bosarge Family Foundation-Waun Ki Hong Scholar Award for Regenerative Cancer Medicine represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct highly novel and provocative research in the field of regenerative cancer medicine and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to enhancing the physiology or function of cancer survivors using regenerative medicine techniques.

This award provides a two-year grant of $120,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored research focused on regenerative cancer medicine. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses. Indirect costs are not permitted.

Program Guidelines

Research Project Criteria

​Research projects may be translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to enhancing the physiology or function of cancer survivors using regenerative medicine techniques (e.g., how to treat or prevent cancer treatment-induced neurotoxicity or chemoradiation-induced severe mucositis and xerostomia in head and neck cancer).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2019, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow (clinical fellows must have two years of protected research time), or the equivalent and have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2014); and Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

 

Citizenship Requirements

​There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.

AACR Membership Requirements

​AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by the application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Membership Application Form submitted to the AACR with the required documents or apply online. In support of the professional development of early-career investigators, no annual dues are required for Associate membership. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.

Application Instructions

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.