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Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Awards

December 1

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Awards

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
1 Exchange Plz.
55 Broadway, Ste. 302
New York, NY 10006
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Professional Development

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To provide funds to developing physician-scientists to pursue research intensively.
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General studies/Field of study not specified.
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Applicants (MDs and DOs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to research; must be the MD/PhDs are not eligible; cannot be pursuing a PhD; applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent). Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. If the awardee transitions to a fully independent assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent) during the award term, they must terminate the award (see Terms of the Award below).
Selection is based on the following: quality of a format research proposal written by the applicants; commitment of the institution to the development and training of future physician-scientists, including providing the necessary protected time for research; importance of the proposed research to the understanding of cancer and/or prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer; and capacity of the mentor to provide a robust training experience that will accelerate the development of the applicant's scientific skills and prepare them to independently conduct high quality, innovative cancer-related research.
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To Apply
Applicant must propose a research project together with the help of a mentor and submit a letter of commitment from their Institution/Department. A letter endorsed by both the Dean or Center Director, and the Head/Chair of the Department, should confirm the applicant's and mentor's academic appointments, state the institution's commitment to support the applicant's research efforts, the nature of the support that will be provided, and guarantee a minimum of 80% protected time for the applicant's research to fulfill the terms of the award.
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December 1.

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