The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has announced that it will fund 30 new projects in all to promote innovative cancer research projects that may lack the necessary impetus due to the current lull in global economic conditions.
PCF proposes to fund at least 10 new Creativity Awards and 20 new multi year Young Investigator Awards before the first half of 2010 ends. These grants will hopefully encourage innovative research ideas among the brightest young minds pursuing cancer research. January 31 is the deadline for the Creativity Awards Request for Applications. More information on PCF grant programs can be found in the Research and Grants section of the PCF website: http://www.pcf.org
Said Jonathan W. Simons, M.D., President, CEO and David H. Koch Chair of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, "
"We are delighted to announce that we will be funding more than 30 new game-changing research projects in 2010 in addition to the 48 research programs that we are already supporting."
"Traditionally, 70% of our Creativity Award recipients go on to earn additional funding for their programs. Our Young Investigators are the human capital bringing new ideas to cancer research. They are energizing the fight against prostate as well as other cancers," said Howard Soule, PhD, PCF's chief science officer supervising the foundation's funded research programs.
Founded in 1993, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world's largest body that philanthropically supports prostate cancer research exploring better treatments and cure for prostate cancer at each stage of diagnosis. Since its inception PCF has made available more than $370 million funding for over 1,500 research projects in 200 and more institutions across the globe.