American Association for Cancer Research

Current Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral or Clinical Research Fellows

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The AACR offers various funding opportunities for young investigators throughout the year. 

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.

Research Fellowships

AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows who are working at an academic, medical, or research institution. 

Fellowships support the salary and benefits of the fellow, with partial funds (up to 25 percent of the total grant) permitted to be designated to direct research expenses.   

Pathway to Leadership Grants

Pathway to Leadership Grants support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows in the first five years of their fellowship at the start of the grant term, who have not already secured a full-time tenure track assistant professor position (or equivalent). The grants provide up to five years of support in two phases. The initial mentored phase lasts up to two years, during which time recipients are expected to work closely with their mentor(s) to develop their research. During the subsequent three years, recipients are expected to secure independent research positions.



Current Research Fellowship Funding Opportunities

There are no current Research Fellowship funding opportunities.

Current Pathway to Leadership Grant Funding Opportunities

There are no current Pathway to Leadership funding opportunties.

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