This award is intended for junior faculty who are in the early stages of their career and are planning to become independent investigators.
In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
- Be within 7 years of a faculty appointment in association with a research institution in Canada or the United States at the time of application
- Have a strong career interest in Oncology
- Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of Oncology
- Be able to devote approximately 30-50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
- Be able to complete the proposed research within the two-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) resulting from the research
- Gilead’s Research Scholars Program is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive scientific community. Award selections are made without discrimination based on ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression.
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of one of the US or Canada or subject to the requirements noted below with regards to temporary non-immigrant visa/work permit. This visa must be valid for the duration of the award period or the applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible for an extension, renewal or other status that will enable the applicant to undertake the research for the entirety of the two-year award.