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Children's Tumor Foundation: Young Investigator Awards


The NF Research Initiative is a proud sponsor of the Children's Tumor Foundation's (CTF) Young Investigator Awards (YIA). Please click here for biographical information on this year's recipients!

Description of YIA from CTF website:

"CTF’s longest running program, the YIA provides two-year funding, commensurate with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to young scientists early in their careers, bringing them into the NF field and helping to establish them as independent investigators. Initiated in 1985 by the Foundation, the YIA program was, until 2006, CTF’s sole ongoing grant mechanism. A number of YIAs have made significant research findings and notable publications through this program. In addition, the YIA program has been a 'seeding mechanism' for researchers and their mentors, who could showcase their Foundation-funded research to secure larger grants from the NIH and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program - Neurofibromatosis Research Program (CDMRP-NFRP). CTF’s seeding of the NF field with new talent has been hailed as a key reason for the rapid growth of NF research in recent years."

"The 2017 YIA program has a special emphasis on MPNST, with funding for at least one meritorious application reserved for applicants who focus on the goal of translating genomic information into medical treatments for MPNST. More details are provided in the application form."


Katherine Piculell