FY15 Research Funding Opportunities: Focusing on Young Investigators

We are excited to announce funding opportunities through three grant mechanisms for which early career breast cancer researchers anywhere in the world are invited to apply.  Learn more about our Requests for Applications (RFAs).  We are now accepting applications.

Komen Training and Career Development awards seek to bridge the funding gap that recently graduated PhDs and early faculty face as they start their careers in breast cancer research.  Grants funded by Komen provide the preparation necessary to compete for independent funding as an established and successful breast cancer researcher.

These research grants are made possible in part through fundraising efforts, such as the Race for the Cure, at local Komen Affiliates across the US.  If you’ve participated in a Komen Fundraising Event, you’ve directly helped to fund breast cancer research opportunities such as these.

If you’re interested in learning more about Komen’s research portfolio, check out our Research Fast Facts, which can give you information about specific areas in breast cancer research, and our Research World Map, which breaks out Komen’s research investments across the world – and maybe even in your own backyard.

Scientists are invited to apply at proposalcentral.altum.com  by July 17, 2014 at 1pm EST.

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Susan G. Komen has written 274 articles for Susan G. Komen® | Blog

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.