Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowship grants in Basic/ Translational and Clinical Research. Applicant must be able to commit at least 75% of full-time effort to research including, but not limited to, the Komen grant during each year of the grant period, verified by the Letter of Support from Mento. Applicants/PIs may request funding of up to $60,000 per year (direct costs only) for a minimum of two years ($120,000) and maximum of three years ($180,000). The deadline for Pre-Application is June 17, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in Basic/Translational and Clinical research.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for scientists and clinician/scientists to undertake postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Susan G. Komen
Scholarship can be taken at: Anywhere in the world
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-Must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, Dr PH, DO, or equivalent by the date of Full Application submission, November 9, 2015: For physician applicants with an MD, DO, MD/PhD or equivalent: if a clinical fellowship has been completed, the Applicant/PI must be no more than 3 years post-completion of his/her most recent clinical fellowship as verified by the Letter of Support from the Mentor. If no clinical fellowship has been completed, the Applicant/PI must be no more than 5 years post-completion of his/her most recent medical residency as verified by the Letter of Support from the Mentor; For applicants with a PhD or equivalent: Applicant/PI must be no more than 5 years post completion of his/her PhD, as determined by date of degree confirmation and verified by the Letter of Support from Mentor
-May not hold any appointment designated as faculty
-May not currently be, or have formerly been, a fellow on a Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Grant.
-Is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident
-May only submit one application to each focus area (Basic/Translational or Clinical) per funding cycle but may accept only one grant if awarded
-Must conduct the proposed research and training at the Lead Mentor’s institution, which may be located anywhere in the world
-Must be able to commit at least 75% of full-time effort to research including, but not limited to, the Komen grant during each year of the grant period, verified by the Letter of Support from Mentor.
-Note: effort dedicated to the proposed grant does not determine salary level. Salary effort is determined by the applicant’s institutional policies.
Scholarship Open for International Students: US and Non-US applicants are eligible to apply for these fellowship grants.
Scholarship Description: At Susan G. Komen®, they are committed to ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, energizing science to find the cures, and ensuring quality care for all people, everywhere. Our Research Program is an essential driving force for achieving this mission. Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) grants are intended to attract and support promising scientists and clinician/scientists who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research. By providing funding to outstanding postdoctoral/postgraduate fellows under the guidance of a mentor, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research. These leaders will play key roles in reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality, with the ultimate goal of ending breast cancer forever. Applications proposing research that does not directly relate to breast cancer and clearly identify the significant potential to lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, within the next decade, will be administratively withdrawn from consideration and will not be reviewed or scored.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for a minimum of two years and maximum of three years.
What does it cover? Applicants/PIs may request funding of up to $60,000 per year (direct costs only) for a minimum of two years ($120,000) and maximum of three years ($180,000). Budgets are not required to be submitted with the Pre-Applications. However, Applicants should take note of the following budget guidelines:
-Applicant/PI salary may be supplemented by Mentor’s funding
-Level of effort committed to the proposed project does not determine salary level; salary levels are determined by the applicant’s institutional policies
Reasonable compensation of advocates is allowed when advocates perform services that would otherwise be a contracted expense; compensation may be in the form of salary, per-hour compensation, or honoraria
-Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25% of total direct costs
-Reasonable travel costs ARE allowed for purposes specifically related to the proposed Research Project
-Publication costs and meeting-related poster printing costs ARE allowed for purposes specifically related to the proposed Research Project
-Reasonable coursework and training expenses (i.e. laboratory management course, trans-disciplinary training etc.) related to the career and professional development of the Applicant/PI ARE allowed; tuition towards a degree-granting program is NOT allowed.
-Salary support for the Lead Mentor, Co-Mentor or Member of Mentor Committee is NOT allowed
-Indirect costs are not allowed
-Visa costs are NOT allowed
-Professional membership dues or subscription dues are not allowed
Selection Criteria: Each qualified Pre-Application is reviewed by a panel of three scientists with appropriate expertise and a patient advocate. Scientist and advocate reviewers assess the strengths and weaknesses of each application based on the defined review criteria described below. Only Applicants/PIs with Pre-Applications deemed most meritorious and aligned with Komen’s research mission will be invited to submit Full Applications. It is anticipated that full applications will be invited from approximately 20-25% of Pre-Application submitters. The Pre-Application will be reviewed using the following criteria:
-Career Development Potential
-Research Question and Significance
-Scientific Approach and Feasibility
-Scientific and Patient Impact
Notification: Applicants/PIs will be notified of Pre-Application review decisions via email by September 16, 2015. Once notifications are sent, Applicants/PIs will be granted access to reviewer comments. The award notification will be on or around April 15, 2016.
How to Apply: All application materials must be in English and must be submitted online in the proposalCENTRAL system. No paper applications or applications sent by email will be accepted. Only Applicants/PIs with Pre-Applications deemed most meritorious and aligned with Komen’s research mission will be invited to submit Full Applications.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for Pre-Application is June 17, 2015 and the deadline for full application is November 9, 2015.