Research Career Development Award

Letters of Intent Due: June 1, 2015

Online Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Funding Source: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Genentech BioOncology.

Award: The one-year award is for $20,000. The fellow receives up to $18,000 to cover research related expenses. The mentor or the mentor’s institution will receive a $2,000 award in the form of an unrestricted honorarium to cover the mentor’s consultative or research-related expenses and/or other institutional costs.

Purpose: To support short-term oncology research training and mentorship. Specific activities that are supported by this funding are listed in the application.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a registered nurse with an interest in oncology and with a completed PhD degree in nursing or a related discipline.

Research Career Development Awards are available for beginning researchers. A beginning researcher is eligible up to eight years after completing a PhD degree with no research funding as a principal investigator.

The conduct of a research project (including pilot and feasibility studies) is not permitted for this funding mechanism.

If you have further questions, please contact the ONS Research Department at

Welcome to the Research Career Development Award Application

We have developed three instructional guides for entering your application:

RE02-ONS Foundation Research Career Development Award Online Application Website

Helpful Hints
Grant Writing Tips

RE02-Letter of Intent Instructions(Word)
RE02-Letter of Intent Instructions (PDF)

RE02-Letter of Intent Form (Word)
RE02-Letter of Intent Form (PDF)

RE02-Online Application Instructions (Word) (revised 4/2/15)
RE02-Online Application Instructions (PDF) (revised 4/2/15)

RE02-Biosketch Form (Word)
RE02-Biosketch Form (PDF)

RE02-Budget Worksheet (Word)
RE02-Budget Worksheet (PDF)
RE02-Budget Worksheet (Excel)

Grant Resubmission Cover Letter (Word)
Grant Resubmission Cover Letter (PDF)

Previous Research Career Development Award Recipients