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Title: Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship - LOI

Funding Agency: Emerald Foundation Inc.

External Deadline(s):

08/02/2021 02:00 PM PDT (LOI)

Cognizant Office: Office of Foundation Relations


Black in Cancer aims to strengthen the network between Black people in the cancer space whilst highlighting Black excellence in cancer research and medicine. In pursuit of this mission, Black in Cancer will be highlighting Black excellence in the field of cancer research by awarding a postdoctoral fellowship to an outstanding member of the cancer research community who embodies the principles of the organization. The goals of this award are to advance innovative strategies that will lead to preventions, treatments, or cures for cancers of all types, promote research into disparities in cancer outcomes in the Black community, and increase Black representation in the cancer research community.

Frequency: First-time opportunity

Total Award: Varies

  • The award will provide $75,000 per year while the awardee is a trainee but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardee accepts an academic tenure-track position.
    • Funds are to be used for direct costs only.
      • There are no other restrictions on use of funds.

Indirect Costs: Not Allowed

  • Caltech’s minimum overhead rate is based on the award’s annual gross funding. Please refer to the FY21 Annual Rate Memo for applicable minimum overhead requirements. Applicants must work within their division to account for the required overhead via an approved MORA form.

Duration: Up to 3 years

Discipline(s): Biology and Biological Engineering; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Engineering and Applied Science

Eligibility: Postdoc

  • The Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship will provide up to three years of financial support for an ambitious scientific project, including one in its early stages and/or not currently supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, DoD, or other government agencies.
  • In an effort to help the awardee achieve success in a tenure-track position, the fellowship can also be used to provide funding that bridges this transitional stage of an academic career.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Proposals can cover the range of cell biology, genetically engineered mouse models (and those in other organisms), immunology, microbiology, synthetic chemistry, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and beyond.

Reporting Requirements:

  • TBD

Recent Caltech Recipients:

  • None, New Opportunity

Guidelines & Other Information:

Overview: https://www.blackincancer.com/opportunities

Board of Directors: https://www.blackincancer.com/meet-the-team-new

Please notify the Foundation Relations team if you anticipate making a submission or if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. We are here to help ensure that Caltech’s proposals are competitive. We can assist with proposal development and advise you on the routing of your paperwork. Interested researchers should work with their division grant manager to prepare the budget, the MORA form, and the Division Approval Form (DAF). Submissions and awards for this grant program will be processed through the Office of Foundation Relations.

Opportunity ID: 765

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