Trailblazer and Focus Awards fund promising young- to mid-career investigators to foster innovative kidney cancer research. Proposals should be projects that can be realistically accomplished in one year and should provide sufficient preliminary data that could lead to potential further funding through other granting mechanisms. The Kidney Cancer Association will fund the following grants in 2023:
(1) Translocation RCC Focus Award – $75,000
In Partnership with Joey’s Wings Foundation
Required Focus: advancing research in the biology and potential therapies for Translocation RCC, particularly in pediatrics.
(1) Chromophobe RCC Focus Award – $75,000
Required Focus: distinguishing biological hallmarks in ChRCC
(1) Brandon Butera Focus Award – $75,000
In Partnership with Maggie Valdes and Brandon Butera
Required Focus: novel therapeutics for papillary or unclassified RCC
(2) Trailblazer Awards – $75,000
Any focus in kidney cancer accepted
Applications due by: April 17, 2023
Award Recipients notified by: August 1, 2023
Initial funds dispersed by: September 1, 2023
Eligibility, submission guidelines, review process, and additional information are available on the grant submission page.