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Oct 12, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 02, 2010
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Dec 02, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
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Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Military Medical Research and Development
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Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
The BCRP Postdoctoral Award mechanism was first offered in FY93. Since that time, 2,250 Postdoctoral (including Fellowship and Traineeship) Award applications have been received, and 603 have been recommended for funding. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Award supports exceptionally talented recent medical or other doctoral graduates performing innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral training, and allows them to obtain the necessary experience for an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research. Candidates for this award should exhibit a strong desire to pursue a career in breast cancer research.
Under this award mechanism, the postdoctoral trainee is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) and, as such, should write the project narrative with appropriate direction from the mentor. While the PI is not required to have previous experience in breast cancer research, this application must focus on breast cancer research. Applications must emphasize the PIís high potential for success in becoming an independent breast cancer researcher based on his/her qualifications, achievements, and letters of recommendations. The mentor (or co-mentor, if applicable) must possess the appropriate expertise and experience in breast cancer, to include peer reviewed breast cancer funding and publications, and clearly demonstrate a commitment to guiding the PIís research and training. The application should include information about the mentorís experience in conducting innovative research and how he/she intends to support the PIís innovative breast cancer research endeavors. If the mentor is not an experienced breast cancer researcher, then a formal co-mentorship by an established breast cancer researcher is required. Applications must provide details on the suitability of the PIís overall training plan and research project for attaining the goals of this mechanism. In addition, applications must elaborate on the qualities of the training environment in which the candidate will work, provide details on the training program and describe how this training will facilitate the candidateís career development as an independent, innovative breast cancer researcher. A multidisciplinary research approach to
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breast cancer is highly encouraged but not required; however, if there are multidisciplinary aspects to the training, they should be clearly outlined in the application.
The application must articulate the potential impact that the proposed work will have on breast cancer, and how the proposed work is innovative. The research should be based on a sound scientific rationale based on a thorough review of previous work in the field.
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