BCAN Announces the 2021 Bladder Cancer Young Investigator Awards

$50,000 awards support the next generation of bladder cancer researchers

(January 5, 2021, Bethesda, MD) Today, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) announced that it is accepting applications for our 2021 Young Investigator Awards (YIAs).  These awards support the professional development of outstanding early career research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers in America.

BCAN is also offering a YIA for Patient-Centered Clinical Research.  Investigators who are working in a research environment supporting transformational patient-oriented clinical bladder cancer research are encouraged to apply.  Examples of patient-centered research include studies of shared decision making, access to care, quality of care, quality of life, health disparities, comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and survivorship.

“We are pleased to offer a total of four awards to outstanding early career investigators who will strive for improved outcomes for bladder cancer patients on many levels,” said Andrea Maddox-Smith, Chief Executive Officer of BCAN. “Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we are investing in the next generation of bladder cancer researchers who share our goal of working towards a world without bladder cancer.”

These awards provide $50,000 to support one year of research. Interested applicants must submit a Research Proposal by 5:00 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and should review the full 2020 award guidelines for eligibility, and application requirements below:

Candidates for the awards can apply here: https://bit.ly/BCANYIAs.


The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s (BCAN’s) mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research and, provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.


Stephanie Chisolm, PhD
Director of Education and Research
301-215-9099, ext. 203