Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant will provide funding to a physician from an African country to support global research in cancer management.  

Applicants must develop a one-year pilot study in the area of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or outcomes. This project must be carried out in the applicant’s home country. The aim of the project should be to develop data to aid in applying for additional larger grants in the future. An award of $10,000 will be paid directly to the individual and must be used only for pre-approved, budgeted costs.

To qualify, applicants must be African citizens, currently reside in an African country, hold a faculty position at their institution, and demonstrate an interest in improving cancer management in their home country.

Applications for the 2016 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant will open on October 15, 2016; applications are due by January 15, 2017. Please submit complete PDF grant applications via email to Tracey Iaconianni at Please do not send pieces individually.

Key Dates

Application Opens: October 15, 2016

Applications Due: January 15, 2017

Notification Date: February 15, 2017

Your Contact Information

Education / Training

Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing. Include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable. Please include: Institute and Location, Degree (if applicable), Dates and Field of Study.

Personal Statement

(Limit to 250 words) Briefly describe why your experience and qualifications make you a strong candidate for your role in the project that is the subject of the application.

Work Information & Awards

List in chronological order previous institutions where you have worked, your title/position, and start and end dates, concluding with your current position. Include any professional awards you have received.

Selected publications (maximum 10)

List publications in chronological order. Publications may be research articles, review articles, book chapters, etc. You may choose to include selected publications based on date of publication, importance to the field, and/or relevance to the proposed research. Candidates without any publications may enter “N/A.”

Research Experience

(Limit to 250 words) List ongoing and completed research projects. Begin with the projects that are most relevant to the research proposed in this application. Briefly indicate the overall goals of the projects and your role. Candidates without prior research experience may enter “N/A.”

General Information

Personal Statement Question

Briefly describe your background in the area of your proposed research study (250 word limit).

Project Proposal

This section should not exceed 1,200 words.
How do the activities proposed in your research project address a need in your home country? How will this research project benefit your home institution and cancer care in your country? Describe any relevant infrastructure available in your institution.