E-News Newsletter - April 2018

The Aflac Archie Bleyer Young Investigator Award
in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology:
Request for Proposals

Scope: The Children's Oncology Group (COG) Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Discipline Committee is seeking research proposals from any relevant discipline that will advance basic, translational, or clinical science in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology (defined as cancer patients or survivors diagnosed at 15 to 39 years of age). The award is for $50,000 per year for a maximum of two years. The second year of funding is contingent on submission of a satisfactory progress report submitted 10 months from the start of award funding. One award will be funded annually. It is expected that the successful candidate will present research results at a Fall COG meeting.

Research topics may include questions in: biology, clinical care, health care services, cancer control and supportive care, epidemiology, or the psychosocial arena.  Proposals will be peer reviewed and judged on scientific merit and feasibility. Applications from both adult and pediatric centers are encouraged. Successful candidates are expected to (1) describe a viable career development plan committed to cancer research involving adolescents and young adults, (2) show strong potential for future funding based on successful completion of the proposed project, and (3) have a strong senior mentor. If relevant to their proposal, applicants in pediatric oncology disciplines are strongly encouraged to have a mentor from medical oncology disciplines, and vice versa (cross-age group collaboration). Cross-age collaboration will be reviewed favorably. Collaboration among disciplines is also encouraged.

Dates: Open for applications 3/15/18

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:          5/31/2018
AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT:                9/1/2018          
FUNDING PERIOD:                             24 months from start of funding, contingent
                                                             on a satisfactory Interim Progress report
FINAL PROGRESS REPORT DUE:    Within 3 months of the end of the
                                                              funding period

Eligibility to apply
This RFP is for Young Investigators with an M.D./D.O., Ph.D., or equivalent degree who are within the first three years of completing fellowship training. Candidates from pediatric oncology, medical oncology, nursing, psychology, neuropsychology, radiation oncology, and other fields relevant to AYA cancer-related research are encouraged to apply.

Review the RFP linked here for more details..



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