Kidney Cancer Association

There are presently no open calls for applications.

The Kidney Cancer Association is pleased to announce applications for both its Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) and Advanced Discovery Awards (ADAs) will open March 18, 2020. 

A total of $1.3 million in funding will be available: 

  • Four $75,000 YIAs 
  • Two $500,000 ADAs 

Applications for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the ADA awards will be accepted March 18 to May 20. Invitation for Full Proposals for ADA awards will be sent on June 10 and the deadline for Full Proposals is August 5. Full Proposals for YIA awards will be accepted March 18 to August 5. LOIs for YIA awards are not required. Recipients will be announced in fall 2020.

The priority research areas that emerged as a result of the KCA’s Think Tank: Coalition for a Cure, held last fall in conjunction with the 18th International Kidney Cancer Symposium, included cure or durable therapeutic response, improved screening and surveillance, neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment strategies, and non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma. 

YIAs encourage promising researchers in urology and clinical oncology who are planning to pursue an investigative career in kidney cancer. ADAs, which were established in 2019, promote collaboration between established clinicians and scientists to propose new, impactful research.

All grant proposals will be evaluated by an independent panel of reviewers, who are recognized experts in the field. They will conduct a blinded, scored review of all applications received.

For questions, please contact sshirley@kidneycancer.org.