YIA grant

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) Young Investigator Award Grant Application and Review Process

Our Medical and Scientific Steering Committee has extended each 2017 deadline mentioned in the RFP (below) by one month, effective November 4.


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. Up to four annual awards are made 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.

KCA YIA applications are accepted beginning October 31. For guidance, please read: Young Investigator RFP. Grants are also made through ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation. These are unrelated to the KCA YIA grants. For information on the ASCO YIA process, please visit the organization’s website.

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

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