Distinguished Scientist Awards

Grant Name
Distinguished Scientist Awards
Funder
Sontag Foundation
Location
United States
Research Area
Brain
Brain Tumors
Cancer or Carcinogenesis
Medical Treatment
Oncology
Deadline
March 17, 2022
Grant Size
$600,000USD The award provides $600,000 in funding over a four-year period. Over that time, recipients also receive additional support from the Foundation through its vast network of scientists in the field primarily through the Foundation's annual Scientific Retreat. The funding period for 2021 grants will begin on or about October 15, 2021 and end on September 30, 2025. The Sontag Foundation will allow up to $19,500 to support institutional overhead with the maximum annual grant payout remaining at $150,000.
Contact Info
Shandra Koler, Senior Program Officer skoler@sontagfoundation.org
Website
Eligibility
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a discipline which can be brought to bear on the intractable disease, brain cancer. Applicants must have received their first independent faculty appointment no earlier than March 1, 2016 and no later than January 1, 2021 at a tax-exempt academic, research, or medical institution within the United States or an equivalent institution in Canada. If the institution grants tenure, the qualifying appointment must be on the tenure track. Research proposal submitted for funding must be a primary focus of applicant. Applicant's career track and proposed research should demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. More than one individual from the same institution may apply for this award.
Description
The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research.Recipients of the award are inspired individuals with projects that show potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. Applicants are carefully considered and selected by The Sontag Foundation and its independent Scientific Advisory Board based on the scientific merit of the proposed project, career trajectory, peer and mentor references and an onsite research facility visit. In determining the overall scientific merit of an application, the Scientific Advisory Board scores applications based on the NIH review criteria of: significance, investigator, innovation, approach, and environment. Eligibility Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a discipline which can be brought to bear on the intractable disease, brain cancer. Applicants must have received their first independent faculty appointment no earlier than March 1, 2016 and no later than January 1, 2021 at a tax-exempt academic, research, or medical institution within the United States or an equivalent institution in Canada. If the institution grants tenure, the qualifying appointment must be on the tenure track. Research proposal submitted for funding must be a primary focus of applicant. Applicant's career track and proposed research should demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. More than one individual from the same institution may apply for this award.

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