Foundation / Corporation
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and Sohn Conference Foundation
03/15/21 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International investigators at universities, hospitals, and institutions for research regarding pediatric cancer. The program is intended to fund basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers. Fellows must hold one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, DO.
Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals. Assistant Professors with limited mentorship are strongly encouraged to identify a more established scientist to co-sponsor the candidate.
Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are:
GrantWatch ID#: 190812
- Year 1: Stipend: $52,000, Expenses: $2,000
- Year 2: Stipend: $54,000, Expenses: $2,000
- Year 3: Stipend: $57,000, Expenses: $2,000
- Year 4: Stipend: $60,000, Expenses: $2,000
The $2,000 expense allowance is awarded to the laboratory in which the Fellow is working and can be used by the Fellow for his/her educational and scientific expenses. With a written request to the Foundation from the Fellow, the expense allowance may be used to defray the cost of health benefits. The Fellow determines how he/she would like to spend the money with approval from his/her sponsor. It is not an allowance for institutional overhead, postdoctoral scholar registration fees or postdoctoral fellowship taxes. Institutions may not automatically deduct any fees from this allowance without the Fellow’s approval.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any qualifying medical school debt still owed by the awardee. Payment will be made annually over the course of the award.
The Foundation also provides a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,000 per child per year.
Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowships are granted for a four-year term with second-, third- and fourth-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports.
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