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Susan G. Komen For The Cure(R) to Invest $60 Million in Research to Accelerate Breast Cancer Cures, Eliminate Disparities, Improve Diagnoses
Date:4/7/2009

to enhance treatment effectiveness

Grants awarded by Komen for the Cure undergo a rigorous peer-review process by groups of laboratory scientists, clinicians and advocates. These grants fall into the following categories:

  • Promise Grants: Large-scale grants up to $7.5 million each during a five-year period, targeted to research that brings science to the bedside more quickly than ever before.
  • Post-Doctoral Research: Grants of $60,000 per year for two or three years to attract and retain promising young researchers nationwide and internationally.
  • Career Catalyst Research: Grants of $150,000 per year for two to three years to fill a critical gap in support and stimulate the transition from training to independence among promising cancer investigators.
  • Career Catalyst in Disparities Research: Grants up to $450,000 over three years to foster independent careers in disparities research and support programs of research into disparities in breast cancer.
  • Investigator Initiated Research: Grants up to $200,000 per year for two to three years to explore new ideas and approaches leading to reductions in breast cancer mortality and/or incidence within the decade.
  • Post Baccalaureate in Disparities Research: Grants up to $135,000 per student over three years to support training for students very early in their career to allow them to begin to define meaningful career paths focused on disparities in breast cancer.

A complete list of 2009 grants designees can be found at www.komen.org/grants.

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