Komen Foundation Announces Application Deadline For 1999 National Grants

DALLAS - Feb. 19, 1999 -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, credited as the nation's leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer, today announced that all national grant applications are due by April 1, 1999. For 17 years, the Komen Foundation's National Grant Program has been a pioneer in the funding of groundbreaking breast cancer research, and today, it is regarded as the most innovative and responsive grant program in breast cancer.

Applications and instructions for 1999 national grants from the Komen Foundation are available to download from the Foundation's Web site, www.komen.org/grants/. Applications can also be obtained by calling the Komen Foundation Grants Department toll free at 888-300-5582.

Grants are available in the following categories:
Basic, Clinical and Translational Breast Cancer Research: This program is intended to foster investigations into the cause, treatment, prevention and cure of breast cancers. Particular emphasis will be given to projects that are innovative, non-duplicative of other efforts and have the potential to lay the groundwork for continuing study. The program offers grants of up to $250,000 over a two-year period.

Dissertation Research Award: Funding is available for doctoral candidates in the fields of health and social sciences to conduct dissertation research on breast health and breast cancer. Particular emphasis will be given to projects offering an indication of the potential to help the Foundation meet its mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. The program offers funding between $20,000 and $30,000 over a two-year period. Applications must be submitted by the dissertation supervisor.

Imaging Technology: This new grant program, which is made possible through matching funds from the Joseph Drown Foundation, was created to fund res

Contact: Kristin Kelly
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

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