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The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Clinical Investigator Award helps physicians devote their careers to the development and application of new diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies for cancer and cancer prevention through clinical investigation. The Clinical Investigator Award responds to three recognized realities:

  1. Though there has never been a more pressing need or more promising time for clinical cancer research, fewer young physicians enter this area of investigation every year.
  2. The number of institutions committed to training young physicians in the scientific discipline and methodologies of clinical investigation is critically low.
  3. A major deterrent to physician commitment in clinical investigation is often the need to address major debts incurred during medical training.

The fund's new award offers solutions to these realities. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

Because MU is limited to two applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, January 20, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to a 1-page summary of the proposed project and a 2-page biographical sketch for the PI.

Amount: Up to $550,000.  The award will be for a period of three years. Upon successful completion of the clinical investigator award program, the fund will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee. A stipend of $100,000 per annum is provided. A research allowance of $50,000 per year is provided.
MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

March 1, 2006

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in biomedical disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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