Conquer Cancer Now Award

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Announcement sent:Yes
New announcement:No
Organization:Concern Foundation
Financing type:Private
Scope of funding:Interantional
Category:Research project
Start:2019 Jul 1
FSJD end:2019 Aug 29
Official end:2019 Sep 5


By specifically targeting promising early-career scientists and providing critically needed "seed" money for innovative projects, Concern Foundation supports development of the next generation of cancer researchers and thus promotes progress in understanding cancer biology and improved approaches to cancer.

Proposals must be hypothesis-driven and centered on cancer genetics, cancer biology, or cancer immunology. Concern will not fund clinical trials, cancer epidemiology, or behavioral studies.

It begins with submission of Letter of Intent (LOI).


- Grants are awarded to independent investigators who are at the start of their scientific career (i.e., junior faculty) and are at the level of Assistant Professor. A letter from the applicant's Department Chair is required and should attest to 1) the applicant's faculty status, 2) the applicant's status as an independent investigator, 3) institutional support in terms of stand-alone laboratory space and startup funds, and 4) percent protected time devoted to research as junior faculty. This letter needs to accompany the initial Letter of Intent.

- Priority is given to proposals from independent investigators who have yet to obtain significant funding for their work.

- Concern Foundation accepts grant applications from institutions in the United States and abroad. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.


The LOI should include the following sections and content:

A) All information requested by proposalCENTRAL and filled online.

B) Scientific Description (up to 1 page, uploaded as pdf):

1. Principal Investigator (applicant)

2. Title of project

3. Key Words (3-5)

4. Background and Preliminary Data

5. Hypothesis

6. Specific Aims and Synopsis of the work

7. Impact, Significance, Novelty (to science, to cancer, to advancement of PI's career)

8. Relevance to Concern Foundation's mission

C) Chair letter of support - Letter from the Department or Division Chair should include information on:

1. Academic position of applicant attesting to their status as junior investigator

2. Degree of independence (applicant's position, independence of research direction, independence of laboratory space)

3. Institutional commitment (space, financial support, protected time: amounts, duration)

4. Other relevant information in support of the applicant

D) Biosketch (Current NIH biosketch, up to 5 pages, uploaded, template provided on proposalCENTRAL) NIH-style biosketch. This should include past/current/pending grant support: agency, PI, role, grant title, dates, goal, % effort (or months effort), direct cost per year, overlap with current application.


1 or 2 years


The total grant amount is $60,000 per year for a maximum of two years.

In case of interest, please contact with Research Management Department until 29th August 2019.

Letters of Intent must be submitted online via

Fundació Sant Joan de Déu – Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu.
Edifici Docent. Santa Rosa, 39-57 08950 Esplugues del Llobregat (Barcelona) - Tel: 936 00 97 51 - Fax: 936 00 97 71 -