The goal of the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Awards program is to identify a cohort of future research leaders who will keep the field of prostate cancer research vibrant with new ideas.
The Young Investigator Awards offer career and project support for young (generally 35 and younger) proven investigators who have achieved junior faculty positions and are committing their lives to the field of prostate cancer.
Funding & Duration
The awards will be three years in duration and will provide US $75,000 (approx. AUD $97,000) per year. Awarded funds may be used flexibly to advance the career and research efforts of the awardee.
Every PCF Young Investigator is required to be under the direct supervision of a mentor. Young Investigator awardees are required to attend the Annual PCF Scientific Retreat and Young Investigator Day, typically held in October, throughout the duration of their award.
Applications from the global community are welcome. Applications are encouraged from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. Applicants may be working in basic, translational, or clinical research and need not be trained specifically in prostate cancer research.
Applicant should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree or clinical training such as MD, PhD, DSc, MD-PhD or equivalent.
Applications must be submitted to the Research Branch for internal review by 27 May 2015.
Submitted applications must be accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet. Submissions may be emailed to the Research Branch unless otherwise specified.
Grants Officer: Dr Don McMaster