American Association for Cancer Research

Previous Funding Opportunities for Junior Faculty

Previous opportunities are listed below to offer interested investigators an opportunity to view funding that may be offered again in the future. Details are subject to change.


Previous Funding Opportunities for Junior Faculty

AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

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.

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AACR-FNAB Career Development Award for Translational Cancer Research

The AACR-FNAB Career Development Award for Translational Cancer Research is open to junior faculty who are in the first four years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term). Research projects are restricted to translational cancer research focused on any individualized therapeutic area. Proposed project must have implications for individualized cancer treatment and must make use of human biopsies or samples, such as needle biopsies or circulating cancer cells. In vivo primary tumor explants meet these criteria, but xenografts from established cell lines do not. This is a two-year grant of $100,000 ($50,000 per year) for direct research expenses and salary support.

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AACR-Genentech BioOncology Career Development Award for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway

The AACR-Genentech BioOncology Career Development Award for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway represents a joint effort to encourage and support physician-scientists who are within the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct cancer research on the HER family pathway and establish successful career paths in this field. Proposed research projects are restricted to basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological projects that substantially advance the field of cancer research on the HER family pathway.  The grant provides $150,000 over two years ($75,000 per year) for direct research expenses, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies and equipment. 

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AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award

The AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is open to tenure-track scientists at the level of assistant professor who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term). Proposed research projects may focus on research in cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention (basic, translational, or clinical cancer research).

The award provides a one-year grant of $75,000 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, travel, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.

It is anticipated that one award will be funded.


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AACR Judah Folkman Career Development Award for Angiogenesis Research

The AACR Judah Folkman Career Development Award for Angiogenesis Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a physician-scientist who is in the first five years of faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct cancer research and establish a successful career path in this field. Proposed research projects can be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature, and must substantially advance the field of tumor angiogenesis.

The grant provides $150,000 over two years ($75,000 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.

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AACR-National Brain Tumor Society Career Development Award for Translational Brain Tumor Research

The AACR-National Brain Tumor Society Career Development Award for Translational Brain Tumor 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 brain tumor research and establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding must be translational in nature and have direct applicability and relevance to brain tumors.

The award provides $150,000 over two years ($75,000 per year) for direct research expenses; which may include the salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies and equipment.

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Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Career Development Award, in memory of Lisa Dubow

The Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Career Development Award, in memory of Lisa Dubow, is eligible to junior faculty who are in the first four years of a faculty appointment at the initiation of the grant term. Eligible research projects are restricted to translational or clinical research that focuses on novel THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES for late-stage metastatic colorectal cancer. This grant will support a project designed to lead to individualized therapeutic options for treatment or the development of promising new cancer therapeutics for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Emphasis will be placed on proposed projects which will translate into clinical applications within a few year period, including those with predictive biomarker studies.

The award provides $100,000 over two years ($50,000 per year) for direct research expenses, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, and/or research assistants and research/laboratory supplies.

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Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Immunology Research

The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Immunology Research was established to recognize the outstanding achievement of a junior faculty-level scientist working in the field of cancer immunology, and support his or her research that, if successful, will have potential to advance our basic knowledge of tumor immunology mechanisms, or develop new concepts in the treatment, control, or prevention of cancer by immunology-based therapeutic approaches. The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to pursue novel cancer immunology research. Travel support is included to help foster interactions and collaborations among cancer scientists studying various aspects of cancer biology and to disseminate scientific knowledge about cancer immunology research within the field.

Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must focus on cancer immunology; including, but not limited to, immune recognition, regulation, tumor escape and therapeutic manipulation.

The grant provides $135,000 over two years ($67,500 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, other research expenses, and for attendance at an AACR annual meeting, any AACR cancer immunology-related conference, or other AACR meeting for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange about the funded research.

About the Kirk A. & Dorothy P. Landon Foundation

The Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation was created through a bequest from Mrs. Dorothy P. Landon whose intent, along with that of her late husband, Kirk A. Landon, was to dedicate a major portion of their estate to medical research, especially research related to cancer. Mr. R. Kirk Landon, son of Kirk A. Landon, serves as the president of the foundation. The foundation seeks to accomplish its cancer research mission through a variety of programs and initiatives, including the Landon-AACR INNOVATOR Awards.

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Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research

The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research was established to recognize the outstanding achievement of a junior faculty-level scientist working in the field of cancer prevention, and support his or her novel and innovative research that, if successful, will have the potential for high impact in the cancer prevention field. The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to pursue novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer prevention research. Travel support is included to help foster interactions and collaborations among cancer scientists studying various aspects of cancer biology and to disseminate scientific knowledge about cancer prevention research within the field.

The grant provides $135,000 over two years ($67,500 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, other research expenses, and for attendance at an AACR annual meeting, AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, or other AACR meeting for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange about the funded research.

About the Kirk A. & Dorothy P. Landon Foundation

The Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation was created through a bequest from Mrs. Dorothy P. Landon whose intent, along with that of her late husband, Kirk A. Landon, was to dedicate a major portion of their estate to medical research, especially research related to cancer. Mr. R. Kirk Landon, son of Kirk A. Landon, serves as the president of the foundation. The foundation seeks to accomplish its cancer research mission through a variety of programs and initiatives, including the Landon-AACR INNOVATOR Awards.

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Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Tumor Microenvironment

The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Tumor Microenvironment was established to recognize the outstanding achievement of a junior faculty-level scientist working in the tumor microenvironment field, and support his or her research that, if successful, will have potential to advance knowledge on the tumor microenvironment. The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to pursue novel tumor microenvironment research. Travel support is included to help foster interactions and collaborations among cancer scientists studying various aspects of cancer biology and to disseminate scientific knowledge about tumor microenvironment research within the field.

Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must focus on the study of various aspects of the tumor microenvironment; including, but not limited to, the role of stroma and extracellular matrix in tumor development, angiogenesis, immunity and inflammation in the tumor microenvironment, as well as approaches to therapeutically target the tumor environment.

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, other research expenses, and for attendance at an AACR annual meeting, any AACR tumor microenvironment-related conference, or other AACR meeting for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange about the funded research.

About the Kirk A. & Dorothy P. Landon Foundation

The Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation was created through a bequest from Mrs. Dorothy P. Landon whose intent, along with that of her late husband, Kirk A. Landon, was to dedicate a major portion of their estate to medical research, especially research related to cancer. Mr. R. Kirk Landon, son of Kirk A. Landon, serves as the president of the foundation. The foundation seeks to accomplish its cancer research mission through a variety of programs and initiatives, including the Landon-AACR INNOVATOR Awards.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards represent 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 pancreatic 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 pancreatic cancer.

The grants provide $200,000 over two years ($100,000 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 and publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project.

Generously Supported By

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

 

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Acceleration Network Grants

The goal of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Acceleration Network (RAN) Grants is to provide funding and strategic assistance to research projects with the potential to double survival for pancreatic cancer by the year 2020. These projects must be implemented by a multi-institutional team and include a clinical component with an endpoint relevant to improving the detection or treatment of pancreatic cancer. The RAN Grants will provide $1,000,000 in funding for direct and indirect expenses related to the research project over a one- to three-year time frame. In addition to the grant, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will provide strategic project management support to help optimize project implementation and progress during the grant term.

Generously Supported By

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

 

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Inquiries

Hanna Hopfinger, Program Associate
Telephone: (215) 446-7191
Fax: (215) 440-9372
Email: grants@aacr.org