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Scientific Scholar Awards

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scientists
for Career Development in Ovarian Cancer Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer

Deadline Date:

12/02/19 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Grants of up to $60,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International scholars with an MD, PhD, or degree equivalent to help laboratory and clinical scientists develop a career in ovarian cancer research. Funding is intended to support the scientific growth and academic success of awardees. The goal of the grant program is to attract junior investigators as well as established investigators into ovarian cancer research and to develop their potential as leaders.

Under the guidance of a mentor(s), the Scholar will explore diverse scientific approaches to specific research objectives and develop the skills required of an independent investigator. A successful candidate will provide a convincing argument for why the award will substantially enhance his/her career and development and how the mentor(s) will contribute toward the Scholar’s development as an independent researcher in ovarian cancer. The timeline given in the proposed research plan must be sufficient to support completion of a novel or promising study with proven research objectives.

The Scientific Scholar Award program will support opportunities for junior investigators to interact with senior scientists both locally and nationally. Ultimately, awardees are expected to complete the proposed research plan by the end of the award period and to submit an RO1-type grant that builds on the findings of the supported research.

Award recipients are encouraged to use results to publish findings and develop full-scale funding applications to national agencies. Applicants must budget at least half of each year’s award for salary support including fringe benefits. Applicants may budget remaining funds for materials, supplies, consumables, travel costs for scientific meetings, and other expenses as justified. It will be the responsibility of the candidate and mentor(s) to provide laboratory and/or office space and funding to support the proposed research plan.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176122

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum budget for each project is $120,000 over two years ($60,000 per year).

Term of Contract:

Scientific Scholar Awards will have a duration of 2 calendar year (24 months) unless otherwise negotiated with and agreed to by the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer.

The annual start date will be April 1 and the end date is March 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Potential candidates will have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree with career goals focused on ovarian cancer. Clinicians will have completed their residency. Candidates should be at the post-doc/fellow, instructor, research assistant, or assistant professor level with no more than 3-4 years in any of these positions. Established, outstanding scientists without prior focus in ovarian cancer but looking to focus in this disease area are also encouraged to apply.

Foreign and non-resident post-docs are not excluded from applying for the Scientific Scholar Award. However, commitment from a mentor for the duration of the project is required to accompany the letter of intent.

Mentors Successful candidates will need to identify 1-2 research mentors who are willing to dedicate resources to support a proposed research plan and laboratory/office space that fits his/her short- and long-term goals.

Funds are for direct costs only; institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be included in the award.

Pre-Application Information:

All application materials should be submitted through proposalCENTRAL by December 2, 2019, 5 PM Eastern Time. Applicants who do not already have an account in proposalCENTRAL must register for an account prior to beginning application.

Each individual may only submit one Pilot Study or Scientific Scholar Award application to the Rivkin Center per year.

Award recipients will be required to present at the next forthcoming Rivkin Center Symposium following the completion of funding. The Rivkin Center will provide travel in addition to Scientific Scholar Award funding unless travel funds remain as part of the award.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Questions may be directed to:
Kiran Dhillon, PhD
(206) 215-2964

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer
801 Broadway, Suite 701
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 215-6200

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.