Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why Give Wednesday: Young Investigators Grants

Young Investigators Grants

In today’s economic climate, federal funding is more difficult to receive than ever, particularly for those scientists who are just beginning their careers. With even established investigators having difficulty obtaining funding, the chances of young researchers receiving substantial grants are even less likely. For today’s scientists, there’s only a 10-percent chance that their first grants – essential to establishing labs and launching studies – will be funded by the National Institutes of Health, the primary federal agency for supporting medical research.

Because today’s young scientists have such a tough time receiving funding, the Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, a group of young professionals to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness, donates the proceeds from all the board’s fundraising events to establish Young Investigator Grants. These grants are awarded to young scientists who have been at the Cancer Center for no more than five years in order to jumpstart their research.

Your investment in young investigators is critical to the advancement of cancer research and will benefit future generations to come. For more information, visit our website. All donations are welcome and accepted online at any time.

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