We remain committed to fostering and training promising breast cancer researchers, and this commitment is reflected in both our funding opportunities and the resources we provide for our Applicants and Current Grantees. These resources are especially helpful for early career scientists and trainees.
The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has several presentations on the grant writing process, including topics such as: Choosing a Mentor and Obtaining Letters of Support, Developing a Hypothesis, and Working with a Biostatistician. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has developed resources specifically targeting early career scientists, including complete eBooks on: scientific management, writing letters of recommendation, and becoming a mentor.The Journal Science provides information on where to search for funding, as well as Tools &Tips on how to be successful in obtaining funding.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) also provide extensive resources on grant writing, career development and job exploration. NIH Video presentations:
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We have a strong commitment to including breast cancer patient advocates to provide the patient perspective in the design and implementation of both research projects and career development plans. Komen Advocates In Science (AIS) have developed a Guideline for Advocate Involvement in Komen Funded Research. There are many ways to engage research advocates in your research project:
Learn even more ways of engaging advocates in your research project by reading the Guidelines for Advocate Involvement in Komen Funded Research.
Komen Advocates in Science (AIS) members are ready to work with you at every step of the research process, from writing a compelling application to communicating your project to the community and bringing the unique and valuable perspectives of breast cancer patients into your lab. For assistance with identifying trained advocates or discussing how to include advocates in the proposed research project, email email@example.com. Learn more information about the AIS program. Link to 3.2.5 Bring the Patient Voice to Research.In addition, the California Breast Cancer Research Program provides beneficial information for inclusions of advocates, including applicant resources; advocate training programs, and helpful references.
Researchers submitting grant applications to Susan G. Komen® that will propose studies involving human subjects are highly encouraged to access the Army of Women to obtain volunteers.
The Army of Women (AOW) is a program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Founded in 2008, the goal is to accelerate breast cancer research by providing a link for researchers to engage dedicated volunteers who are willing to donate time, information, and biological samples to help understand the causes of breast cancer and prevent it. You should include costs for the Army of Women e-blast in your proposal, and we encourage you to notify the AOW staff of your proposal and obtain budget information from them. Submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details about the Army of Women, please visit www.armyofwomen.org and review the “For Researchers” section.
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