WA Cancer Research Endowment Launches the Distinguished Researcher Grant Program

Friday, August 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Washington's Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund has launched its first grant program. The CARE Distinguished Researcher Program is now open for applications! (See below for a brief description of the program). We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, but plan to close the first cohort on September 29th, for funding decisions that will be made before the end of the calendar year. 

The website, carefundwa.org, and online application portal should be live within the next 1-2 weeks. In the meantime, please contact Peter Choi for a full RFP and application template.  Peter can be reached at peter@empirehealthfoundation.org

CARE Distinguished Researchers Program Overview
Cancer research breakthroughs occur through the work of talented and well-resourced scientists. The Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) supports recruitments of distinguished researchers from all over the world to bring their best-in-class talent to research organizations and companies in Washington. 
Top scientists also move the research economy forward, creating laboratory and other jobs, raising awareness of cancer research, and bringing in additional research funding to the state. Recruitment at a mid- to senior-level has a demonstrated return on investment in terms of cancer research progress, job creation, and additional research funding. 
The CARE Distinguished Researchers Program will match, dollar for dollar, Washington research institutions, organizations, and commercial entities’ recruitment commitments up to $500,000 per recruitment, to add value to recruitment packages that bring leading cancer researchers to Washington. CARE grant funds may be used for any purpose (salaries, equipment, etc.) that advances the scholar’s research.