Career Development Awards
AACR Career Development Awards provide research support to foster a successful career path for junior faculty at academic, medical, and research institutions who have completed their mentored training and are newly appointed to independent research positions.
Applications must be completed online using the proposalCENTRAL website, with one paper copy submitted to the AACR office. Please review individual grant program guidelines and application instructions, available below and on the proposalCENTRAL website, for complete eligibility and application information.
Current Funding Opportunities for Junior Faculty
AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research
||Dec. 11, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
|Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014:
||April 8, 2014 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided.
|Start of grant term:
||July 1, 2014
The AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
The grant provides $100,000 over two years ($50,000 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.
It is anticipated that one grant will be funded.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2014, applicants must:
- Hold a full-time faculty position with the title of instructor, research assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty position;
- Have held a full-time faculty position or the equivalent for no more than five years (i.e., cannot have had a full-time faculty appointment before July 2, 2009); and
- Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.)
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR active membership by Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues. Download an application here.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research projects may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
Program Guidelines and Application Instructions
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