A core value of SARC is to foster the development of new and innovative research by supporting the ideas and career paths of individuals dedicated to sarcoma research and investigation. The Career Development Program is supported by philanthropic donations to SARC.

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Career Development Program

SARC is seeking career development applications from early-stage physicians or scientists conducting sarcoma research in the United States or Canada. Applicants from other countries are also welcome, but the proposed research must be performed in an institution in the United States or Canada.

Career Development Awards are awarded in the amount of $100,000. A second year of funding is contingent on satisfactory progress and availability of funds.

View career development award recipients.


  • Within five years of first faculty appointment with a rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor OR in the final year of clinical fellowship or postdoctoral fellowship
  • MD / DO, PhD, or equivalent
  • Translational research applications are preferred
  • Ability to devote at least 50% effort to research
  • Applicants who have already secured substantial NIH support in the form of a mentored career development award (e.g. K08), an R21, or an R01 are not eligible

selection process

The SARC Career Development Award committee will review Letters of Intent and invite applicants for full proposal submissions.


ProposalCentral Portal Opening: October 17, 2022

Applicants’ orientation/information session and Q&A:  TBD

Letter of Intent Due:  December 16, 2022

Finalists Notified: January 16, 2023

Full Grant Proposal Due: March 1, 2023

Award Notification: April 17, 2023

Funding Period Begins: July 1, 2023

Given that this program intends to support career development of sarcoma investigators, no indirect costs can be assessed as a part of this award.  

Following are links to helpful ProposalCentral tutorials:

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