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Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards for Translational Breast Cancer Research | Grant Status - Closed

Grant Amount$ 138,000 USD

Expected Number of
Funded Grants

2

Grant Term

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term

7/1/2016

Application Deadline

12/15/2015 12:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date

3/2016

Additional Information

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.

Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner (April 19, 2016), held during the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, and formally accept their grants. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees' registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Description

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards for Translational Breast Cancer Research represent a joint effort to promote and support innovative research designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer and/or for pre-clinical research with direct therapeutic intent. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years. The research proposed for funding must be translational in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to breast cancer.

The grants provide $138,000 over two years ($69,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Research Project Criteria

Only innovative, translational cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer will be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Citizenship Requirements

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which he/she is not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which he/she applied.

AACR Membership Requirements

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The application will be applied to 2015 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official AACR Membership Application online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents.

Application Instructions

​AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by noon, Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions available in PDF format.