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Monday, March 7, 2011


Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

Damon Runyon Fellows are eligible to apply for Dale F. Frey Awards for Breakthrough Scientists in the third year of their award.

Program Description

The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.

Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.

The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are:

Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Fellows in their first- and third-years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer. Click here for more information on Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats.

All fellowship awards are approved by the Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation acting upon the recommendation of the Fellowship Award Committee (FAC).

> List of currently funded Damon Runyon Fellows



The award may not be used for institutional overhead or indirect costs.

Award Stipends

[The stipend levels below are only applicable to fellowships starting on or after January 1, 2010.]

Year of Award Level 1 Stipend Level 2 Stipend* Expenses
1st Year $50,000 $60,000 $2,000
2nd Year $50,000 $60,000 $2,000
3rd Year $50,000 $60,000 $2,000

*Physician-scientists who have completed their residencies, clinical training and are board eligible will receive Level 2 funding.

Expense Allowance

The $2,000 expense allowance is awarded to the laboratory in which the Fellow is working and can be used by the Fellow for his/her educational and scientific expenses. With a written request to the Foundation from the Fellow, the expense allowance may be used to defray the cost of health benefits. The Fellow determines how he/she would like to spend the money with approval from his/her mentor. It is not an allowance for institutional overhead, postdoctoral scholar registration fees or postdoctoral fellowship taxes. Institutions may not automatically deduct any fees from this allowance without the Fellow’s approval. If you have any questions on how the money may be spent, please contact the Foundation (212.455.0520 or

Dependent Child Allowance

[Effective for Awards beginning or renewing on and after July 1, 2007.]
The Foundation also provides a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,000 per child per year. (There is no allowance for a spouse.) Eligible Fellows must provide a copy of the birth or adoption certificate for each child.
> Dependent Child Allowance Form

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