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 Award 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.

Criteria 

  • 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.

KEY DATES

ProposalCentral Portal Opening: October 15, 2021

Applicants’ orientation/information session and Q&A:  Tuesday, November 30, 2021, noon – 1pm ET

Letter of Intent Due:  December 15, 2021

Finalists Notified: January 15, 2022

Full Grant Proposal Due: March 1, 2022

Award Notification: April 15, 2022

Funding Period Begins: July 1, 2022

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: