Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this research grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a one-year research grant totaling $50,000, paid in two increments to the awardee’s institution. The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is currently within the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology.

The 2014 YIA application is now closed.  For more information on the YIA, please read the most recent 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP).

2014 YIA Supporters:

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (4)
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Gilead Sciences Inc. 
Janssen Biotech, Inc.

The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
Kidney Cancer Association
McHenry and Lisa Tichenor Fund of
Communities Foundation of Texas
Merck Oncology
WWWW Foundation, Inc. (QuadW)

2013 YIA Supporters:

AbbVie, Inc.
American Association for Cancer Research
ASCO and Conquer Cancer Foundation Boards of Directors
ASCO Clinical Practice Committee
ASCO State Affiliate Council
Astellas Pharma US Inc.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Celgene Corporation (2)
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
McHenry and Lisa Tichenor Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (2)
Don Shula Foundation, Inc.
Eisai Inc. (2)
Florida Society of Clinical Oncology

Genentech BioOncology™ (5)
Gilead Sciences Inc.
GlaxosmithKline (3)
Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Kidney Cancer Association
Lilly USA, LLC.
Merck Oncology
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company (2)
Novartis Oncology
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pfizer Oncology
Strike 3 Foundation (2)
WWWW Foundation, Inc. (QuadW)


Evelyn H. Lauder Young Investigator Award
Endowment Fund

The Sally Gordon Young
Investigator Award Endowment Fund

The John R. Durant, MD, Young Investigator Award
Endowment Fund

This grant receives support that may result in a report to the CMS Open Payments website under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The supporting companies are required to report the amount of the grant, the names of physicians who are awarded this grant, and the names of their institutions. This information may appear on the Open Payments website. More information about the Sunshine Act and CMS Open Payments program can be found here.