Research Management Group (RMG)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network- NCCN Foundation
2016 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.**


The internal selection process for 2015 has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only. Another announcement will be distributed in the fall of 2016.

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

Internal Cancer Institute Deadline: Nov. TBA
(see Internal Selection process below)
Dec. TBA- deadline for institutions to submit the information on their two nominations to NCCN. NCCN will send information to the two applicants regarding their online application system.
Dec. TBA-date final applicants selected by the Cancer Institute internal review committee will be notified to proceed with the full application.
Jan. TBA- date the final applicants must submit their full applications to RMG
Jan. TBA-- date final applications due at the NCCN Foundation
Grants will be announced in March TBA

Download the NCCN YIA 2016 guidelines >> and NCCN YIA 2016 FAQs>> PDF
The guidelines are not available on the sponsor's website.
Reminder- the above PDF files are for your reference only. PDF files for the 2017 RFP and FAQs will be posted in the Fall of 2016.

Amount of funding: $150,000 over 2 years. Non-research related expenses will be covered to a maximum of 8%.


A  primary focus of the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award Program will be to identify and fund top investigators in the early stages of their careers interested in participating and contributing to cancer care research and/or elucidating how the NCCN Guidelines are implemented in practice. Successful candidates will identify and work closely with an appropriate institutional mentor.

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

The NCCN Foundation recognizes the growing need for evidence-based research in the areas of clinical treatment and management (including new diagnostics and molecular markers), health systems and delivery of care, quality of life for cancer patients, and patient education. A hallmark of NCCN's programs has been strong attention to excellent data collection, analysis and outcomes measures. Successful YIA applications will be expected to bring this same high level of rigor to their research and clinical practice programs.

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  Nov. TBA 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)

File name: Last name_NCCN_YIA.pdf

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to generate a PDRF form or submit your internal proposal through your RPM in RMG for approval. You can submit your internal proposal directly to Denise.

1) Title page
2016 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
The Stanford Cancer Institute will select the two applicants to represent the university.

Footer Links: