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Young Investigator Award


YIA grant

Kidney Cancer Association (KCA)  Young Investigator Award (YIA) Grant Application and Review Process

Note: deadline for Letter of Intent (with abstract) extended to November 15, 2015 and the proposal deadline has been extended to December 31, 2015. This supersedes information contained in the Request for Proposals (RFP) linked on this web page.

Note that in the RFP (below) references to “online application” are inaccurate. Rather information should be provided in the applicant’s application to be submitted to us by email in conventional form.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in urology and clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians and scientists during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Awards given are based on individual merit and availability of funds.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a one-year research grant totaling $50,000, paid in two equal installments to the awardee’s institution. Applicants must have attained a post-graduate degree or a doctoral degree (MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent) and currently be within the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in kidney cancer.

2016-2017 KCA YIA applications are accepted beginning September 15, 2015. For more information, please read the most recent Request for Proposals (RFP). For several years, KCA has also made YIA grants through the Conquer Cancer Foundation (of ASCO) and Urology Care Foundation (of AUA). For information on these, please visit each organization’s website.

KCA YIA grant application process is freely adapted from that of Conquer Cancer Foundation. KCA YIA is independent from this award. Please direct questions concerning the Young Investigator Award to us by email only.

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