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.

The Career Development Program is supported by philanthropic donations to SARC. 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.

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  • 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

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


View career development award recipients.

selection process

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


  • ProposalCentral Portal Opening: October 17, 2022
  • Applicants’ orientation/information session and Q&A:  November 21, 2022-12PM EST
    Listen to a recording of the November 21 info session.
  • Letter of Intent Due:  December 16, 2022
  • Finalists Notified: January 31, 2023
  • Full Grant Proposal Due: March 15, 2023
  • Award Notification: April 17, 2023
  • Funding Period Begins: July 1, 2023

Following are links to helpful ProposalCentral tutorials:

How to register as a user
How to create an application
How to register your institution

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