The deadline for this opportunity has been extended to May 18, 2020. 

  • Proposal: 05/18/2020


  • Amount: $75,000
  • Duration: 3 years


The Prostate Cancer Foundation ( champions investment in human capital to fast-forward solutions for prostate cancer with the ultimate goal of ending death and suffering from metastatic prostate cancer. We continue to focus significant efforts on developing gifted cohorts of young prostate cancer researchers. Since 2007, PCF has awarded 287 PCF Young Investigator Awards in 12 countries, making it one of the most prodigious, productive, competitive and prestigious early career awards in cancer research. We are pleased to announce a new round of funding for PCF Young Investigators. We especially encourage young investigators working on prostate cancer health disparities to apply.

PCF seeks applications from the global biomedical research community. Applicants traditionally under-represented in science and medicine are highly encouraged. We seek applications from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. Applicants may be working in basic, translational, computational or clinical research and need not be trained specifically in prostate cancer research to be highly competitive. However, successful applicants should be working in an academic research environment capable of supporting transformational prostate cancer research. Access to and real-time interaction with a clinical environment and translational prostate cancer physician-scientists is highly desired.

Research proposals submitted in consideration for this award should, if successful, provide high impact to the field. “Small-step” or incremental proposals are usually non-competitive. Highly innovative basic science programs will be carefully considered, but priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near term benefit to patients.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

  • Applicant should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree (MD, DO, PhD, MD-PhD, DSc, ScD, DDM, DDS, DMD, MBBS, or equivalent) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program.
  •  Applicant must hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor or equivalent.
  • Applicant must be under the direct supervision of a mentor(s). At least one mentor at the applicant’s institution is required.
  • The Applicant should not have been granted commitments for more than $200,000 in direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds at the time of this application.

Young Investigator awardees are required to attend the Annual PCF Scientific Retreat and Young Investigator Day, typically held in October, throughout the duration of their award.

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