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Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Limited Submission Announcement

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

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The $600,000 award will be for a period of three years. Funding in the amount of $200,000 will be allocated to the awardee’s institution each year for the support of the Clinical Investigator. (No part of this grant can be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead.)

Campus Deadline:

First Come,
First Served

External Deadline(s):

February 3, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. CT


Each applicant must be nominated by their institution. Applications will only be accepted from institutions that have been invited to submit them by the Foundation [Note: MU School of Medicine is the invited school]. Five (5) nominations per institution, including its affiliated schools, will be accepted.

The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s 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. The Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically intended to provide outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure essential to becoming successful clinical investigators. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.




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