Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer has launched its first research grant of $50,000 for a Young Fellowship award. In order to uphold the high standards of review and to assure the most advanced science, the grant will be administered by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
This grant encourages and supports a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in their field. The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer. Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is noon EST on January 15, 2014.
The Debbie's Dream Grants Program is designed to build the stomach cancer research community, incubate innovative research projects, expedite scientific and medical breakthroughs, and nurture collaborations across disciplines and institutions. Ongoing career support activities offer opportunities for education and professional development. As a result, our community of researchers stays committed and involved.
The Debbie's Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer.
The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored gastric cancer research. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2014, applicants must:
- Be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (i.e., must have started fellowship no earlier than July 2, 2009, and no later than July 1, 2014); and
- Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States. (There are no citizenship requirements; however, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States.)
For applicants possessing an M.D., clinical training time with no research involvement (e.g., residency training) is not included against the eligibility limit. Parental leave or other well justified leave from mentored research training for pressing personal or family situations of generally less than 12 months duration is also not included against the eligibility limit for all applicants.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR associate membership by Monday , January 15, 2014. Download an application here.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer and may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research.