The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks to accelerate breakthroughs in research by providing the best young scientists with funds to pursue leading-edge cancer research.

To that end, the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award is designed to provide early career scientists with resources to hone their cancer research skills and explore their own ideas while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a sponsor, who must be a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. Awards are intended to support the fellow under direct supervision of the sponsor.

The foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.

The award provides a stipend of $50,000 per year for three years for Level I funding, and $60,000 per year for three years for Level II funding.

Deadline: August 15th 2014

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