The SARC Career Development Program supports 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 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.

SARC is currently seeking funding to continue the SARC Career Development Award. Please check back in December 2023 for more information.

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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.

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