Bladder Cancer Career Development Award

BCAN’s Career Development Award

BCAN recognizes the critical need to support junior investigators who have yet to secure their first major research funding but aim to establish an independent bladder cancer research program and successful career path.

To meet this need, BCAN is pleased to offer the Career Development Award (CDA).

Who does the CDA support?

Junior investigators (must have doctoral degree) who are within the initial 7 years of their first full-time faculty appointment with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or equivalent, and who have not yet received a major independent research award (NIH R01 or equivalent).

What is the scope of the award?

The CDA is a three-year grant totaling $250,000 that supports translational, clinical or epidemiological research that has direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer. Projects must demonstrate the likelihood of translating new concepts into clinical practice.

When will the CDA be available?

The 2023 award cycle for the Career Development Award is currently closed. Please continue to check back for updates regarding the 2024 award cycle.


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Learn more about the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s research grant program as well as additional funding opportunities.