The Hopper-Belmont Foundation Inspiration Award aims to motivate young investigators to make a difference early in their career by providing support towards one of the following areas:
Innovation: Recognition of an innovative idea in need of proof of concept/data prior to applying for larger grants from NIH or other funding resources
Aspiration: Providing resources to begin, or further, research in a designated HBF focus area
2020 Award Focus: Each year a focus category will be announced with a call for applications. Pancreatic Cancer has been chosen for 2020, to include concepts for early detection and curative therapies.
HBF welcomes and encourages applicants to be as innovative, out of the box, or straight forward as you like. Some examples might include (but not exclusive to):
Who Qualifies: Senior post-doctoral or clinical fellows (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) or primary investigators in the first three years of their initial faculty appointment.
Guidelines: Submit a concept summary (3 pages maximum) using the following format:
Recommendations (2-3): Current advisors, department heads, other relevant individuals.
Award Value: $5,000
# of Awards:
Goal is (2) awards to be granted to qualified candidates
September 1, 2020
Apply by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
By raising a minimum of $10,000, you and your family can create a specific award category that will be administered by the Hopper -Belmont Foundation. Award categories simply need to be approved by the Board of Directors and a majority of the advisors.
Judging for all awards will be done by a panel of healthcare professionals and patient advocates.