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CCSS Career Development Award

See below for information regarding the CCSS Career Development Award. This announcement is directed to both junior faculty and trainees. All of the information regarding this award is included below. Best of luck with your application!

CCSS Career Development Award


The CCSS Career Development Award is designed to create an opportunity for early career investigators and trainees with an interest and aptitude in childhood cancer survivorship research to develop and complete an initial research study within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). This will serve as a foundation for the development of a career path that includes survivorship research. The award will allow successful applicants to discover the many scientific opportunities available through the CCSS. These include rich resources for formulation of research hypotheses through CCSS Working Groups, systematic data access, research design and analysis methodology support, and the opportunity to develop important collaborations that will help them to build their careers as survivorship researchers. Eligible projects will include studies that use existing CCSS data, or pilot studies (e.g., a survey or pilot intervention) that will be used to justify a grant application for a CCSS ancillary study.

Description of Awards (2 categories)

Junior faculty award: CCSS will award one junior faculty applicant with salary support that will allow them protected time to complete their CCSS project. The award is for a maximum of $20,000 (plus indirect costs) over a 1-year period. A portion of the funds may be used to support travel to present the project at a conference, to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to spend time at the CCSS Coordinating Center, to attend the annual CCSS Investigators’ meeting, or to visit a CCSS mentor’s host institution.Eligible junior faculty must be at the level of Assistant Professor or lower when funding begins.

Trainee award: CCSS will offer one trainee award for up to $3,000 These award will support the trainee’s travel to present their project at the CCSS Investigators’ meeting or a conference (e.g., ASCO, SIOP, international late effects meetings), or to visit the CCSS Coordinating Center at St. Jude. The award can also be used to visit a CCSS mentor’s institution to work on their approved CCSS project. Eligible trainees include clinical and/or post-doctoral fellows, residents, and graduate students.


Application due date:  November 1, 2017

Please submit the application by 5pm Central time to: todd.gibson@stjude.org

Announcement of funding: December 15, 2017

For more information and the application please visit: https://ccss.stjude.org/


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