The American Cancer Society announces the establishment of the Harry
and Elsa Jiler American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship
and invites interested candidates to submit proposals.
This prestigious grant is intended for an outstanding clinician-scientist
in mid-career who has made significant contributions in cancer research
and is considered an exceptional leader in his/her field. Applicants may
be active in any area of clinical or epidemiologic cancer research, including
cancer control, clinical trials directed toward new therapeutic approaches,
psychosocial and behavioral, health services, and health policy research.
Translational laboratory research that has clinical application is also
Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents with at least
10 years of experience beyond receipt of the MD or other doctoral degree.
Individuals employed by for-profit organizations, federal agencies, or
agencies supported entirely by the federal government are not eligible.
At the time of the application, the candidate must have a full-time academic
or comparable appointment. Generally, candidates must have obtained the
rank of associate or full professor or the equivalent; however, they must
not have held the rank of full professor or equivalent for more than 15
The Harry and Elsa Jiler American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
will be chosen by a peer review process emphasizing past contributions
and future potential, but most importantly, innovation in the field and
the ability to attract young investigators into cancer research. The grant
provides up to $60,000 annually that can be apportioned to salary and/or
research project support at the discretion of the awardee. The Professorship
will be awarded for a period of 5 years and may be renewed once, contingent
upon continued research productivity and leadership. The Harry and Elsa
Jiler American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor will also be
required to be a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.
The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 1997. Applications
are furnished by the American Cancer Society after discussion with the
Scientific Program Director (Ralph Vogler, MD; 404-329-7542 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
or the Vice President for Extramural Grants (John Stevens, MD; 404-329-7550
or email@example.com) at the American Cancer Society, Inc., 1599 Clifton
Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4251, fax, 404-321-4669.