At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2016, applicants must hold a full-time, faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2005); have independent laboratory space as confirmed by your institution; be affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past 11 years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the 11 year window).
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry 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 may submit only one application for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards for Translational Breast Cancer Research 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.
Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.