At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2016, applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants must have a medical and/or 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.
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 three 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).
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 letter of intent for the AACR Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic 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.