Research Management Group (RMG)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network- NCCN Foundation
2015 Young Investigator Award

**Limited funding opportunity for Stanford Assistant Professors with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, or NTL-R appointments) and Instructors across a broad range of oncology specialties and areas of interest.**

# of applicants permitted: 2 (see internal submission guidelines below)

Internal Cancer Institute Deadline: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 3 p.m.
(see Internal Selection process below)
Jan. 12, 2015-- date final applicants selected by the Cancer Institute internal review committee will be notified to proceed with the full application.
NCCN staff will be notified so that they can provide information the online application system to each applicant
Jan. 23, 2015- date the final applicants must submit their full applications to RMG
Jan. 30, 2015. (5 p.m. EST)-- date final applications due at the NCCN Foundation
Grants will be announced in March 2015.

Download the NCCN YIA 2015 guidelines >> and NCCN YIA 2015 FAQs>> PDF
The guidelines are not available on the sponsor's website.

Amount of funding: $75,000/yr x 2 years. Non-research related expenses will be covered to a maximum of 8%.


The NCCN Foundation® invites proposals from young investigators with innovative ideas and an interest in improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to cancer patients. Research projects may pertain to

Primary focus of the NCCN

NCCN Foundation (the “Foundation”) was established in 2009 by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a Section 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients. NCCN operates as a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers (“NCCN Member Institutions”). Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system.

The Foundation strives to continue NCCN’s mission by seeking philanthropic support to engage in activities including, but not limited to, developing a research grant program to encourage and assist physicians, scientists, nurses, and others in conducting innovative and collaborative research in clinical oncology at NCCN Member Institutions. In order to expand upon the body of knowledge available regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the Foundation focuses on funding research projects that further its charitable and educational purposes and support researchers in fields for which it is often difficult to obtain funding.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

By  Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 3 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order listed below via email attachment to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager,
Stanford Cancer Institute
650-724-9547 (office)

1) Title page
2015 NCCN Young Investigator Award
Project title:
PI : Name, title, department, contact information, address, email, phone #
Mentor: Name, title, department, contact information, address, email, phone #

2) Brief research proposal (1-2 pages-- references and illustrations included in page total)

3) Four page biosketch or CV (this must include your current or pending other support: name of sponsor, term, amount of funding

4) Nomination letter (from the individual's mentor co-signed by the division chief/department chair)


Selection Process
Your proposals will be reviewed by a Cancer Institute internal review committee. That committee will select the two applicants to represent the university.

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