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 2015 YIA application cycle is now closed.  Please read the most recent 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information about the YIA program. 

2015 YIA Supporters:*

AbbVie, Inc.
American Association for Cancer Research
ASCO and Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Conquer Cancer Foundation Women Who Conquer Cancer
Conquer Cancer Foundation Mission Endowment
Eisai Inc.
Florida Society of Clinical Oncology
Genentech BioOncology™
Gilead Sciences, Inc.


*This list reflects commitments as of March 6, 2015.

Incyte Corporation
Janssen Biotech, Inc.
The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Kidney Cancer Association
Merck Oncology
Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Oncology
Sharam and Fariba Sasson
Young A. Sohn and Mark Armenante
Strike 3 Foundation
Takeda Oncology
The WWWW Foundation Inc. (QuadW) and The Sarcoma
          Fund of the QuadW Foundation of Communities
          Foundation of Texas



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.