Title Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Sponsor Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Application Deadlines Mar 15 & Aug 15, 2012
Eligibility Candidates must have a sponsor. Only one fellowship application will be accepted from a sponsor or fellow per review session; there is no limit, however, to the number of applications from an institution. Cannot have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship. Doctoral degree required (or have completed all Ph.D. requirements).
Level 1 applicants (basic and physician-scientists) must have received their degrees and entered their sponsors’ labs no earlier than either 10 or 11 months before the applicable deadline (see Web site for details). Must devote 100 percent of time to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
Level 2 applicants (physician-scientists) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible at the start date of the Damon Runyon Fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80 percent of time to Damon Runyon activities. May apply at any time prior to initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent). Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and clinical instructors are eligible. Current NIH K awardees are not eligible.
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the fellow under direct supervision of the sponsor.