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NCI Announces Research Specialist Award (R50) Reissuance

Aug 28, 2019, 16:17 PM by Melodi Moore

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The National Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the reissuance of the Research Specialist Award (R50), a workforce development initiative. These funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are targeted to non-tenure track laboratory, core and data scientists whose salary is currently supported by NCI-funded grants. 

Learn more about these opportunities here

The NCI R50 Award encourages the development of stable research career opportunities for exceptional scientists who want to pursue research within the context of an existing NCI-funded cancer research program, but not serve as independent investigators. Award recipients receive salary and travel support, which can provide greater autonomy so that individuals are not solely dependent on NCI grants held by others for career continuity. 
Applicants must have an advanced degree (e.g., Masters, Ph.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., M.D.) in an area of biomedical science or biomedical engineering and have demonstrated cancer research accomplishments in their primary discipline. Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the funding opportunity announcements. 
Letter of Intent due: September 18, 2019
Application due: October 18, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.