2018 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award

BCAN is pleased to announce the 2018 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award to support the work of one investigator with an exceptionally novel and creative project with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding or the management of bladder cancer.  One proposal will be funded for $300,000 over two years ($150,000 per year).

The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical but must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer and address one of these two questions of interest:

  • What are mechanisms by which the resident microbiota interacts with the biology of urothelial cancer?     
  • What are the tumor cell autonomous or microenvironmental determinants of bladder cancer progression to metastasis?

Proposals for innovative projects that will develop preliminary data necessary to prepare and submit a competitive research grant application to a major funding agency are encouraged.  The award is available to full time, independent investigators who are affiliated with a non-profit academic, medical or research institution within the United States or Canada. Candidates not currently performing bladder cancer research are encouraged to apply. Proposals that involve a multidisciplinary approach and/or multi-institutional collaboration are encouraged.  Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by Wednesday February 21, 2018.

Click here for the LOI online application

For all questions please contact grants@bcan.org.