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Robert F. Gagel Discovery Award
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The Robert F. Gagel Discovery Award

The Robert F. Gagel ITOG Discovery Award for $100,000 will be granted over a two-year period, consisting of $50,000 per year.  Applications must be devoted to a scientific proposal with direct and tangible translational implications toward developing novel or improved treatments for thyroid cancer.  This may include any of the following:

1.       Preclinical studies.

2.       Mechanism-based correlative studies of thyroid cancer clinical trials.

3.       Proposals for resources (registries, genomic databases that assist in the identification of subjects for ITOG-sponsored clinical trials. 

The awardee will be expected to present a progress report to the ITOG membership at the Annual Meeting after one year, and at the completion of the project.  Funding for the second year is contingent upon satisfactory progress after year one.

All ITOG members in good standing are eligible to apply. The proposal will be limited to three pages and is expected to provide background information and pilot data, hypotheses, specific aims, a research plan and facilities, and impact on or relevance to thyroid cancer treatment.  A preliminary budget is required. No indirect funding will be provided.

Applications will be reviewed by ITOG’s Committee for Correlative Sciences   The final funding decision will be made by the Board of Directors.

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