The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, and the National Cancer Institute, or NCI, offer grants for physicians through the “Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program Groups” program. The program’s purpose is to “support, as a national resource, research activities of physicians involved in the care of minorities who are eligible to participate in NCI-sponsored cancer prevention, control, and treatment clinical trials,” according to grant guidelines. Practicing oncologists who serve minority populations are eligible for funding. Minority populations can include “American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander,” according to the grant guidelines. The program awards $2 million in five grants over a three- to five-year period. Physicians receive funding through their affiliated institution. Eligible institutions include colleges, universities, non-profits, businesses, tribal organizations and government agencies.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation offers grants to physicians through the “Clinical Investigator Career Development Grant” program. The grant funds the “training of physician investigators who will participate in developing new therapeutics and diagnostic tools for lymphoma,” according to grant guidelines. Recipient physicians must spend 30 to 50 percent of their time pursuing clinical lymphoma research. The grant awards $75,000 per year for three years. Qualified applicants must be at the advanced fellow or junior faculty level, and have less than five years of post-doctoral experience.
The Gerontological Society of America offers grants to physicians through the “Joseph T. Freeman Award” program. The grant is awarded to a “prominent physician in the field of aging, both in research and practice,” according to the society’s website. The grant awards $250 and lectureship in geriatrics. Eligible applicants must be members of the Gerontological Society’s Health Sciences section.
NIH: Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program Groups
Lymphoma Research Foundation: Clinical Investigator Career Development Grant
Gerontological Society of America: Joseph T. Freeman Award