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Emory K12 Clinical Oncology Scholars - Cancer Clinical Investigator Training Program

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Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

K12 Clinical Oncology Training Program


Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Winship K12 Clinical Oncology Career Development Program. This award is part of the National Cancer Institute’s Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology, whose purpose is to increase the number of clinicians (MDs, DOs, PharmDs, nurses with PhDs or equivalent) and non-clinician postdoctoral researchers, who will be trained to design and test clinical therapeutic research protocols in clinical trial settings (pilot/Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III clinical trials). The goal of Winship’s K12 is to establish an exceptional training program for clinician-investigators in the conduct of therapeutic cancer clinical research studies with a focus on phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials; and to develop the next generation of researchers and leaders in clinical oncology.

     Selected scholars will have full-time appointments and will receive 75% protected time for research, formal mentored training in clinical cancer research, up to $100,000 per year (up to two years) to partially support salary and benefits, and up to $30,000 per year (up to two years) for (a) research expenses, such as supplies, equipment, and technical personnel; (b) tuition and fees related to the required MSCR career development courses and activities; (c) travel to scientific meetings or training that the institution determines to be necessary for the individual’s career development experience; and (d) statistical services including personnel and computer time.

     The program will combine key didactic, research, and career development components to train independent and productive clinical oncology researchers. Scholars will participate in four training components: (1) core competencies, (2) advanced coursework, (3) career development, and (4) mentored research. The mentored research training plan will be supervised by independently funded faculty who will guide the scholar in the development and conduct of his/her research project. Mentors will be selected from a list of NCI-funded mentors participating in the Winship K12 Clinical Oncology Training Program. Over the two-year training period K12 Scholars will be expected to develop an investigator-initiated clinical trial and will write and submit an extramural grant proposal to secure funding to support it.

     To support excellence and diversity among applicants and awardees, proposals are encouraged from groups identified as nationally underrepresented in the sciences including women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.


  • Applicants must either be a full-time faculty member at Emory University (at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level) with a doctoral degree within three years of appointment; or for external applicants outside Emory, eligible for appointment at Emory (at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level) with a doctoral degree within three years of appointment;
  • Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and meet all other NIH citizenship eligibility criteria;
  • Applicants must be < 6 years beyond completion of their terminal training program.


Letters of Intent Due: Friday, November 18, 2022 (On or before 11:59 pm EST)

Notice of Selection for Full Proposal: Monday, November 28, 2022

Full Application Due Date: Monday, January 9, 2023 (On or before 11:59 pm EST)

Notice of Award Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Earliest Start Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023


To learn more about this program, and to submit your Letter of Intent, please visit our website at

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to:



Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

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