The SOAR program supports research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators in population sciences, health services research, cancer epidemiology and prevention, genetics, and survivorship.
Transdisciplinary Population Science Research Grant
The goal of this funding opportunity is to stimulate multidisciplinary research on topics in population science through the support of projects that involve co-leadership by a population scientist and an expert in a complementary discipline. Applications are invited for either pilot projects or stand-alone projects that involve co-leadership by a SOAR program investigator. Population science includes research on cancer risk, such as epidemiological investigations and studies of cancer screening and clinical or lifestyle strategies that affect cancer risk. It also encompasses research on the delivery of cancer care and studies that affect the well-being of individuals following a cancer diagnosis.
Chanel Endowment for Survivorship Research
Beginning in 2006, an endowment provided by Chanel to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Survivorship Program has provided funding to junior investigators for well-designed, novel clinical and basic studies focused on medical aspects of cancer survivorship. The request for applications is issued every other year, and two to three grants of $75,000 each are awarded. All applications are peer-reviewed for outstanding scientific merit by a panel of survivorship researchers.
Since 2004 the Arnold and Arlene Goldstein Family Foundation has generously funded two awards each year, up to a maximum of $50,000 each. The Goldstein funds are designated to support work by SOAR investigators, and topics may include de novo investigations using human subjects, detailed analyses of existing databases, or laboratory studies with translational potential.