BCAN to Again Offer Two Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards in 2022

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is pleased to announce that it will again offer two Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards in 2022. This marks the second consecutive year that BCAN will grant two Innovation Awards to support experienced investigators with exceptionally novel and creative projects designed to produce significant advances in our understanding of the management of bladder cancer. Both awarded proposals will be funded for $300,000 for two years ($150,000 per year).

The BCAN Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards support high risk, high reward projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding of bladder cancer. The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological and must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer. Applications must include innovative approaches and new ideas to be eligible for funding.

These awards are available to full time, independent investigators affiliated with non-profit academic, medical or research institutions within the United States or Canada. Eligible applicants include investigators who have experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical and health science research with promising approaches that can be applied to bladder cancer research.

Awardees are expected to attend the annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank meeting in August 2023 and are required to present the results of the funded research during the 2024 Think Tank meeting.

Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by 5:00 PM EST and must be invited to submit a full application.

More information, detailed instructions, and the link to apply via ProposalCentral can be found below:

For all questions, please contact grants@bcan.org.