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 2016 YIA online application opens on July 1, 2015 and applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on September 24, 2015.  Please read the 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information about the YIA program and application instructions.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, breast cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, fibrolamellar cancer, kidney cancer, pediatrics, sarcoma, supportive care, cancer prevention, and health disparities.

To initiate an application through the online grants management system, please go to  

2015 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
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
Celgene Corporation
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Conquer Cancer Foundation
Conquer Cancer Foundation Women Who Conquer Cancer
Eisai Inc.
Florida Society of Clinical Oncology
Genentech BioOncology™
Gilead Sciences, Inc.


*This list reflects commitments as of March 27, 2015.

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

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Kidney Cancer Association
Merck & Co., Inc.
Novartis Oncology
Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Susan K. Parsons, MD and Walter Armstrong
Pfizer Oncology
The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult Alliance 
The Scopus Foundation
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
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.