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 will open on July 1, 2014 and online applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on September 25, 2014.  Please read the 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for eligibility criteria and instructions for completing a YIA application in Easygrants. 

2014 YIA Supporters:

Aaron and Barbo Sasson
AbbVie, Inc.
Astellas Oncology
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Don Shula Foundation, Inc.
Eisai Inc.
The Estate of Sandra Syms
Genentech BioOncology™
Gilead Sciences Inc. 

The Hearst Fundations
Incyte Corporation

Janssen Biotech, Inc.

The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Kidney Cancer Association
Merck Oncology
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Novartis Oncology
Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Strike 3 Foundation
Women Who Conquer Cancer
WWWW Foundation, Inc. (QuadW) and 
The Sarcoma Fund of the Quad W Foundation 


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.