National Research Grants Awarded In North Carolina
We are excited to announce that Susan G. Komen has awarded new grants to 124 researchers in 25 states and eight countries internationally, with about half of the grants targeted to early-career researchers squeezed by stagnation in federal research dollars.
The grants include $3,824,300 in new funding for research at two institutions in North Carolina, bringing Komen’s total research investment in North Carolina to $35,694,300 since 1982.
The 2015 research grants expand Komen’s ongoing commitment to funding early-career scientists, that is, recent graduates and those trying to establish independent research careers. The group has been especially hard hit by real-dollar declines of as much as 25 percent in federal research funding over the past decade.
“We committed two years ago to do all that we can to ensure that talented early-career investigators remain in the breast cancer research field, while continuing our support for established researchers,” said Komen President and CEO Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S. “We cannot afford to lose talented scientists to other fields for lack of funding.”