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AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowship | Grant Status - Open

Grant Amount$ 110,000 USD

Expected Number of
Funded Grants

1

Grant Term

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term

7/1/2018

Application Deadline

12/12/2017 1:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date

3/2018

Additional Information

Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner (April 17, 2018), held during the AACR Annual Meeting 2018, and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.

Description

The AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct clinical and/or translational cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be translational or clinical in nature.

This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored clinical and/or translational cancer research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

It is anticipated that at least one fellowship will be funded.

Research Project Criteria

Research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research.

Eligibility Criteria

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2018, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2013); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.

Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past five years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the five-year window.

Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.

Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Postdoctoral fellows conducting research in a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.), are not eligible.

Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.

Investigators currently or previously holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award.

All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR's SRGA at grants@aacr.org before submitting an application.

Citizenship Requirements

Applicants must work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States (there are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States).

AACR Membership Requirements

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate membership by Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The application will be applied to 2017 membership dues. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Application for Membership submitted to the AACR with the required documents or apply online. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.

Application Instructions

​​AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by noon, U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.