DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Ovarian Cancer Academy – Early-Career Investigator Award
Amount of funding: $725,000 Direct Costs
Purpose: Initially created in FY09, the OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy Award mechanism is a unique, interactive virtual academy providing intensive mentoring, national networking, collaborations, and a peer group for junior faculty. The overarching goal of the Ovarian Cancer Academy (OCA) is to develop successful, highly productive ovarian cancer researchers in a collaborative research and career development environment. The OCA is a virtual career development and research training platform that consists of EarlyCareer Investigators (ECIs), and their Designated Mentors from different institutions, and an Academy Dean and Assistant Dean. New for FY21 is a change in the eligibility of the ECI, please refer to Section II.C.1.b. of the program guidelines.
PI Eligibility - Early Career Investigator: Stanford Assistant Professors with PI eligibility and CE Assistant Professors (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained through their RPM at least one week prior to the pre-application submission). Applicants must be within 5 years of their last postdoctoral research position (Ph.D.) or clinical fellowship (M.D.) as of the full application deadline. May be a research- or physician-scientist.
Mentor eligibility: Stanford faculty-must be an independent, established ovarian cancer researcher. Must have ovarian cancer research funding (past and present). Must have a record of ovarian cancer publications in peer reviewed journals. Must demonstrate a commitment (at least 5% effort for mentoring and participating in off-site Academy activities) to develop and sustain the Early-Career Investigator’s independent career in ovarian cancer research.
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (i.e., research associates), and postdocs are not eligible for this RFP because Stanford does not consider them to be independent positions.
Pre-application/Letter of intent (required) deadline: April 1, 2021 via eBrap
Please include your RPM’s name as business official in the pre-application.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: June 30, 2021
Full proposal deadline: July 8, 2021 via grants.gov