Sidney Kimmell Foundation Awards

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The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research is accepting applications for two awards: The Kimmel Scholar Award and the Kimmel Translational Sciences Award.

Kimmel Scholar Award

Ten grants of $200,000 ($100,000 per year for two years) will be made to qualified M.D. and Ph.D. applicants. Applicants must be Assistant Professors, appointed on or after July 2009. Physicians who have both clinical and research responsibilities are eligible if appointed on or after July 2008. Applicants may not yet have R01 funding.

Kimmel Translational Science Award

Five grants of $200,000 ($100,000 per year for two years) will be made to physicians engaged in translational science. Applicants must have an M.D. degree and have been appointed as an Assistant Professor on or after July 2008. The research may involve primarily animal studies, but must include reasonable application to human investigation.

Criteria for Both Awards

There is no limitation on the number of applicants from the same institution, and institutional nomination is not required. A letter of support from the applicant’s chair is required.

Application Requirements

  • Research title and abstract;
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages);
  • Budget (1 page);
  • Personal References: Three letters of reference, each 1-2 pages, including one from the department chair;
  • Appendix;
  • Cover Page.


The foundation deadline is December 5, 2012. Per University policy, applicants should apply five days in advance (December 1st) and furnish Foundation Relations with a copy of their application ten days in advance (November 26th). The application must be submitted electronically and in paper format. Interested faculty should contact Dr. Paul A. Spengler, Director of Foundation Relations, at or at 2786-3955 with questions and for help with the applications.


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