As an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI)’s mission is to translate Stanford discoveries into individualized cancer care and prevention. In keeping with its important goal of educating and empowering the next generation of cancer researchers, the SCI offers funding to cancer research fellows at Stanford University.
The SCI seeks to increase the number of clinical, laboratory, and population researchers, who are carrying out cancer research with applicability to the basic biology, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer, or to the quality of life of cancer patients. This critical source of funding enables trainees to achieve faculty positions and obtain career development awards.
We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.
The most important criteria for the fellowship awards are that applicants:
1. Have clear evidence of intent to pursue an academic career, (prior research experience is a plus).
2. Have a commitment to apply during the 2023 academic year for outside support from the NIH, foundations, or other sources. If outside support is obtained for the 2023 academic year while the application is reviewed and approved, it will be used to offset the SCI funds awarded.
RFA Posted: September 6, 2022 Application Due: November 7, 2022 (11:59pm)
Award Announcements: December 2022
Funding Period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Please include the following in the application:
1-Page Proposal: one half page detailing your career next steps, and one half page detailing research interests. (Arial 11-Point font, 1/2-inch margins all around, single spaced)
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of support stating the applicants’ qualifications and promise for an academic career.
Letter of support from a faculty member who has worked with the applicant, but is not directly involved in current research project.
Clear evidence of intent to pursue an academic career (prior research experience is a plus)
Have a commitment to apply during the 2023 academic year for outside support from foundations, the NIH, or other sources. If outside support is obtained for the 2023 academic year while the application is reviewed and approved, it will be used to offset the SCI funds awarded.
The RFA is open to individuals who are completing their clinical or post-doctoral training and are pursuing clinical, laboratory, or population-based research projects with direct cancer relevance at Stanford University. These individuals are in the final year of their residency and planning to look for faculty positions in the next year.
Progress reports will be required at 12 and 24 months after funding begins. Earlier progress reports will be requested if the award recipient is leaving the University. Recipients may be asked to present the results of funded research project at the request of the SCI.
Maximum funding amount:
How can the funds be used?
Award funding provides salary and fringe benefits support to individuals who are highly motivated to pursue a career in cancer research, and to facilitate their transition to faculty positions. The SCI Fellowship Awards are considered University awards and as such must follow OSR guidelines and processes.