Founded in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research provides funding for innovative research pilot studies, including grants to up-and-coming investigators, for early detection screening for ovarian cancer, and for the production of nationally and internationally attended research symposia on ovarian cancer.
To advance this mission, the center has issued a call for applications for its 2018 Scientific Scholar Awards.
Through the program, the center will award grants of up $120,000 over two years to promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Funds are for direct costs only; institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be included in the award.
Eligible applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, career goals focused on ovarian cancer, and, if a clinician, have completed their residency. Applicants should be at the post-doc/fellow, instructor, research assistant, or assistant professor level with no more than three to four years in any of these positions.
Outstanding established scientists without a prior focus in ovarian cancer but looking to focus in the disease area are also encouraged to apply.