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Young Investigator and Patient-Centered Clinical Research Awards

What are the Young Investigator Awards?

BCAN launched its Bladder Cancer Young Investigator Awards in 2013 to support outstanding early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers with a demonstrated commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer. Applicants may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering sciences or any other field, but projects must be specific to bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial carcinoma, and the applicant’s research environment must be capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research.

Applicants must have a mentor within or approved by the sponsoring institution that will assume responsibility for the overall conduct of the project and provide guidance and protected research time.

What is the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Young Investigator Award?

The Patient-Centered Clinical Research Young Investigator Award (PCC-YIA) supports early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers investigating transformational patient-oriented clinical bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer research (e.g. 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).

Applicants must have a mentor within or approved by the sponsoring institution that will assume responsibility for the overall conduct of the project and provide guidance and protected research time.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicant must be from a US or Canadian sponsoring academic, non-profit or governmental institution.
  • Applicant must be within 6 years of completion of a professional degree or clinical training and may not hold the title of Associate Professor or higher at the time of submission.
  • Prior BCAN Young Investigator Award winners are not eligible to apply for this award.
  • Applicants may not have other funding with significant scientific overlap.

What are the grant funds and project periods?

Project Period: 1 year

Total Funding: $75,000; Indirect costs are not allowable

What are the key dates?

  • Applications due February 22, 2022
  • Award start July 2022

Guidelines and Instructions

Guidelines for Young Investigator Award

Guidelines for Patient-Centered Clinical Research

Questions?

Contact us at grants@bcan.org.

More information

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