BCAN’s Young Investigator and Patient-Centered Clinical Research Awards are now open

BCAN’s Young Investigator Awards support outstanding early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers with a demonstrated commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer.

What are the Young Investigator Awards?

BCAN’s Young Investigator Awards support outstanding early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers with a demonstrated commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer. Applicants may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering sciences or any other field, but projects must be specific to bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial carcinoma, and the applicant’s research environment must be capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research.

Applicants must have a mentor within or approved by the sponsoring institution that will assume responsibility for the overall conduct of the project and provide guidance and protected research time.

Apply for YIA via Proposal Central

What is the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Young Investigator Award?

The Patient-Centered Clinical Research Young Investigator Award (PCC-YIA) supports early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers investigating transformational patient-oriented clinical bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer research (e.g. studies of shared decision making, access to care, quality of care, quality of life, health disparities, comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and survivorship).

Applicants must have a mentor within or approved by the sponsoring institution that will assume responsibility for the overall conduct of the project and provide guidance and protected research time.

Apply via for PCC-YIA Proposal Central

Who is eligible?

  • Applicant must be from a US or Canadian sponsoring academic, non-profit or governmental institution.
  • Applicant must be within 6 years of completion of a professional degree or clinical training and may not hold the title of Associate Professor or higher at the time of submission.
  • Prior BCAN Young Investigator Award winners are not eligible to apply for this award.
  • Applicants may not have other funding with significant scientific overlap.

What are the grant funds and project periods?

Project Period: 1 year

Total Funding: $75,000; Indirect costs are not allowable

What are the key dates?

  • Applications due February 22, 2023, by 5:00 pm ET
  • Award to start July 2022

Guidelines and Instructions

Guidelines for Young Investigator Award

Guidelines for Patient-Centered Clinical Research

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Questions?

Contact us at grants@bcan.org.

More information

Learn more about the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s research grant program as well as additional funding opportunities.

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