Research Management Group (RMG)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network- NCCN Foundation
2018 Young Investigator Award

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

The internal deadline has passed for 2017. This webpage is for your reference only.


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

Nov. 9, 2017, 5 p.m.: Internal Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) Deadline (see Internal submission guidelines below)
Nov. 20, 2017: the date SCI will notify the two applicants selected to proceed with their applications
Nov. 22, 2017: 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.
Jan. 10, 2018: date the final applicants must submit their applications and fully approved & completed PDRF form to their Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG
Jan. 17, 2018, 5 p.m. E.T.: date final applications due at the NCCN Foundation
Grants will be announced in March 2018. Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020

Download the NCCN YIA 2018 guidelines>> and FAQs >>  PDF
The guidelines are not available on the sponsor's website.
Reminder- the above PDF file is for your reference only. Please see the internal submission guidelines below.

Amount of funding: $150,000 over 2 years. Within the total budget indirect costs will be covered to a maximum of 8%.


Through its Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program, 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. A primary focus of the NCCN Foundation YIA program is to identify and fund top investigators in the early stages of their careers, interested in participating and contributing to cancer research. The NCCN Foundation also 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. On average, four to six awards are granted per year.

A hallmark of NCCN's programs has been strong attention to excellent data collection, analysis and outcomes measures. Successful YIA proposal submissions will be expected to bring this same high level of rigor to their research and clinical practice programs. Successful candidates will identify and work closely with an appropriate institutional mentor and develop a timeline for their two-year YIA. Following completion of research, abstracts will be published in print and online in JNCCN–Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Awardees will be expected to present their findings within their own institution through educational opportunities such as grand rounds and tumor boards.


By Nov. 9, 2017, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file [file name: Last name_NCCN_YIA.pdf]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 submit your internal proposal through your RPM in RMG for approval. You can submit your internal proposal directly to Denise.

1) Title page
2018 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)
One inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font type

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.

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