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NBCF Career Fellowship Award
Contact: Vanessa Marven Media & Communications Manager National Breast Cancer Foundation (02) 9299 4090 or 0403 243 066 April 18, 2008 National Breast Cancer Foundation announce Career Fellowship award The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is pleased to announce a new NBCF Career Fellowship award, designed to attract and retain the best minds in the field of breast cancer research. Applications close on June 6, 2008 and the Career Fellowship will commence in 2009. The award will provide individuals across all research disciplines the opportunity to enhance their scientific capabilities and specific research interests, while advancing innovation in breast cancer research. Awards are open to individuals with a doctorate degree and/or a professional qualification including (but not exclusive to) nursing, psychology, public health, medicine, physiotherapy, veterinary science, social work, pharmacy, engineering and occupational therapy, obtained from an accredited institution or equivalent. In addition, applicants who have at least eight subsequent years of research or professional experience and who have progressed to the stage of independent investigator are eligible to apply. It is anticipated that Australians living abroad may be encouraged to apply, with the view to establishing a research team in Australia. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate world class standards of achievement and the expertise, vision and capacity to lead high performing teams that will produce outstanding research outcomes. The aims of the scheme are to: • Support the most outstanding and creative breast cancer researchers across the range of disciplines in biomedical, clinical, health services and public health research • Foster the expansion of the scale and scope of breast cancer research • Build excellent research teams in Australia, foster mentoring and collaboration and provide opportunities for talented researchers • Undertake research that is of major importance, potentially high impact and of significant benefit to Australians The Career Fellowship is an award to support the salary and research of first class researchers with a vision to expand the scale and scope of breast cancer research. Four NBCF Career Fellowships are available. The maximum funding available for each Career Fellowship is $200,000 per annum over five years. The Application Package, Guidelines and further information may be obtained from the Research Strategy Unit at the NBCF. Website: www.nbcf.org.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (02) 9299 4090 Fax: (02) 9299 4092 Closing date: Applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday 6 June 2008 at the National Breast Cancer Foundation office.
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