Funding Opportunities

Winship researchers receive funding through a variety of awards and grants. View a selection of federal and private funding opportunities for which Winship researchers may be eligible to apply.

Winship Oncology Nursing Education Awards

Eligible oncology nurses and nursing students are invited to apply for two funding opportunities that support educational and professional development.
 
Sabrina Williams Oncology Nursing Education Award: Academically eligible students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in a RN or BSN program, BSN to MSN program, or a doctorate nursing program at an accredited nursing school may apply. Applicants must show academic excellence and an interest in oncology. This award is intended to assist in covering expenses associated with tuition, fees, and other school related costs such as required textbooks, clinical supplies for required practicums and laboratory expenses. Katie’s Fund provides financial support for the professional development activities of at least one deserving Winship or Emory Hospital oncology nurse per calendar year. Funds may be used to enable Winship and Emory Hospital oncology nurse(s) to attend national conferences, prepare for nurse practitioner certification, complete master’s degrees in nursing, participate in certification programs, etc.
 
Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund Award: Eligible oncology registered nurses and nurse practitioners may apply. This award is intended to assist in covering expenses associated with professional development activities of one or more deserving Emory oncology nurse(s). Funds may be used to attend national conferences, prepare for nurse practitioner certification, to cover expenses associated with pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing, or participate in certification or other oncology nursing related educational opportunities.

Application Deadline: April 30
Contact: Monique Jones, Monique.Jones@emoryhealthcare.org

Chester P. Rochfort Scholarship in Oncology

The Chester P. Rochfort Scholarship in Oncology is to assist young M.D. degree holders in cancer research. The scholarship is $10,000 for one year and intended to help cover partial salary, laboratory or other research expenses or travel.  A discretionary account will be set up for the use of the recipient’s department.

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for this award mechanism, applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  • Physician (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) with enrollment within the Emory University School of Medicine or Rollins School of Public Health Fellowship Programs
  • Awardee must be in an oncology field with career goals in the research and treatment/prevention of cancer

Application Deadline: May 1 by 5pm
Anticipated Start: July 1
Submission Process: Please email your completed application as a PDF to winshipgrants@emory.edu by 5pm Friday, April 1, 2016.

Elkin Fellowship in Oncology

The Nell W. and William S. Elkin Fellowship in Oncology is to be awarded to an extraordinary scientist and clinician with career goals in the research and treatment of cancer. Scholarships are $35,000 for one year and are intended to help cover partial salary, laboratory or other research expenses or travel. A discretionary account will be set up for the use by the recipient's department.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this award mechanism, applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Physician (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) with enrollment within the Emory University School of Medicine or Rollins School of Public Health Fellowship Programs;
  • Awardee must be in an oncology field with career goals in the research and treatment/prevention of cancer.

Application Deadline:
May 1
Anticipated Start: July 1
Submission Process: Please email your completed application as a PDF to winshipgrants@emory.edu by 5pm Friday, April 1, 2016.

2017 Pew-Stewart Scholars' for Cancer Research

The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support—$60,000 per year for a four-year period.

In line with The Stewart Trust's mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research. This program is distinct from the Pew Scholars Program, and it follows a different, but parallel set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.

In 2016, the next Class of five Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research will be named. For the 3rd series of awards, to be made in 2016, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. Participating institutions have been selected on the basis of being recognized as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center, or as an institution with a strong focus on cancer research.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominees must have been awarded a doctorate in a field related to biomedical sciences or medicine.
  • As of November 1, 2016, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent. (Appointments such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible.)
  • On July 15, 2016, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 15, 2013), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution only twice. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2017 online application.

Internal Application Deadline: June 10, 2016

Applications must have the following:

  • One-page research project summary
  • NIH Biosketch
  • Letter of support from Division Chair

Please send all documents in a single PDF to winshipgrants@emory.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Contact: Jeff Mills – jeff.mills@emory.edu, (404) 727-3634

Damon Runyon Innovation Award

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. The award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

The initial award will be for two years, $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000). The award cannot be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead. No budget is required at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Institutional nominations are not required and there is no limit to the number of applications that can be received from a particular institution.
  • Applicants (including non-U.S. citizens) must be conducting independent research at a U.S. research institution.
  • The applicant must have received an MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) from an accredited institution.
  • Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered. Applications will be accepted from all scientific disciplines provided that the proposed research meets the selection criteria.
  • Applicants with a background in multiple disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Joint submission from collaborators working in different disciplines will be considered. (The collaborators will share the award.) Each collaborator must meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants must belong to one of the following categories:

- Tenure-track Assistant Professors within the first four years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position. (Cut-off date: July 1, 2012.)

- Clinical Instructors and Senior Clinical Fellows (in the final year of their sub-specialty training) holding an MD who are pursuing a period of independent research before taking a tenure-track faculty position. Such individuals must have an exceptional record of research accomplishment, dedicated laboratory space and the support of their institution.

- Distinguished Fellows with an exceptional record of research accomplishment identified by their institution to pursue an independent research program and who have dedicated laboratory space. These candidates are markedly distinct from traditional postdoctoral fellows.  Examples: Whitehead Fellows, UCSF Fellows, Cold Spring Harbor Fellows.

- Research Assistant Professors, Research Associate Professors, Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows are not eligible.

  • Applicants are expected to commit a minimum of 80% of their time to conducting research.
  • Applicants may apply no more than two times.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have access to the resources and infrastructure necessary to conduct the proposed research.
  • The department must guarantee the Investigator is conducting the proposed research independently.

Application Deadline: July 1
Contact: Award Programs at (212) 455-0520 or awards@damonrunyon.org

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