American Association for Cancer Research

Previous Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral or Clinical Research Fellows

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.

Research Fellowships

Pathway to Leadership Grants

Fellows Grants

Inquiries


Research Fellowships

AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships

The AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first, second, or third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.

The fellowships provide one-year grants of $50,000-45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

It is anticipated that four fellowships will be funded.

Generously Supported By

AACR

John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation

AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award

The AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this award is to fund physician-scientists during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Research projects are restricted to translational cancer research.

The award provides a one-year grant of $50,000 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.

AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships

The AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first five years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. Proposed research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research.

The fellowships provide a one-year grant of $45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored clinical and/or translational cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.

AACR-Genentech BioOncology Fellowship for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway

The AACR-Genentech BioOncology Fellowship for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway represents a joint effort to encourage and support a physician-scientist to conduct mentored cancer research on the HER Family Pathway and to establish a successful career path in this field.

The fellowship provides $90,000 over two years ($45,000 per year) to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored cancer research project with direct applicability to the HER Family Pathway. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.

Generously Supported By

Genentech BioOncology

AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Angiogenesis Research

The AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Angiogenesis Research is open to physician-scientists in training with a medical degree or a combined M.D./Ph.D. working in a mentored position at an academic, medical or research institution within the United States. Applicants must be within the first five years of their training at the start of the grant term. Proposed research projects are restricted to basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological studies that substantially advance the field of angiogenesis and/or anti-angiogenic therapy research in cancer.  The fellowship provides a two-year grant of $90,000 ($45,000 per year) to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored angiogenesis cancer research project. A partial amount of funds, up to 25 percent of the total grant, may be designated for non-personnel research expenses, such as equipment and research/laboratory supplies.

AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research

The AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct lymphoma-based research and to establish a successful career path 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 lymphoma.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $55,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored lymphoma-related research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research

The AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct prostate cancer research and to establish a successful career path 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 prostate cancer.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $55,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored prostate cancer research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

AACR-National Brain Tumor Society Fellowship, in memory of Bonnie Brooks 

One-year grant of $40,000. Applicants must be in the first five years of a fellowship at the start of the grant term.

AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship

The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma cancer biology, or similar field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored ocular/uveal melanoma research project. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Generously Supported By

Ocular Melanoma Foundation

Colon Cancer Alliance-AACR Fellowship for Biomarker Research

The Colon Cancer Alliance-AACR Fellowship for Biomarker Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct colorectal cancer research focusing on identifying, developing, or validating biological markers and to establish a successful career path 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 colorectal cancer.  The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored colorectal cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Generously Supported By

Colon Cancer Alliance 

Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship

The Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path 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 gastric cancer.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored gastric cancer research. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Generously Supported By

Debbie’s Dream Foundation

Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Research, in memory of Lisa Dubow

The Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Research, in memory of Lisa Dubow represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical research that focuses on novel therapeutic approaches for late-stage metastatic colorectal cancer. The fellowship 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 fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored metastatic colorectal cancer research project. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other expenses.

Generously Supported By

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Fellowship

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow who is in the first three years of his/her fellowship training (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish a successful career path 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 fellowship provides a one-year grant of $45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored pancreatic cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, and publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project. 

Generously Supported By

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research

This one-year grant of $50,000 supports the salary and benefits of a fellow while working on mentored sarcoma research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Research projects must be clinical or translational in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to sarcoma.  Proposed research projects should be aimed toward developing personalized, therapeutic options for the treatment of sarcoma patients. Investigators utilizing novel experimental tools and techniques geared toward better understanding sarcoma in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies, and/or to identify new therapeutic targets are encouraged to apply. Emphasis will be placed on proposals involving research with immediate clinical applications, including those with predictive biomarker studies.

Generously Supported By

WWWW Foundation Inc.

Sarcoma Fund of the QuadW Foundation of Communities Foundation of Texas

 

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Pathway to Leadership Grants

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant represents a joint effort to ensure the future leadership of pancreatic cancer research by supporting outstanding early career investigators beginning in their postdoctoral research positions and continuing through their successful transition to independence. Applicants must have started their postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship on or after July 2, 2009; i.e., the grant recipient must be in the first five years of their fellowship at the start of the grant term, and not already have a full-time tenure track assistant professor position (or equivalent).

The Pathway to Leadership Grant provides up to five years of support, for a total of $600,000, consisting of two phases. The initial Mentored Phase lasts up to two years, during which time the recipient will receive $75,000 per year and is expected to work closely with a mentor(s) to develop a strong research project. It is expected that during the mentored phase, the recipient will dedicate at least 75 percent time to completing the proposed research plus additional time fulfilling the career development plan. During the subsequent three years, the recipient is expected to be in independent research position and will be funded at $150,000 per year.

Applicants at sponsoring institutions/organizations that do not have a specialized pancreatic program must propose a mentorship team that includes pancreatic cancer research experts from other institutions. Their areas of expertise and mentorship role/responsibilities with the applicant should be described. A communication plan should also be presented, which specifies the proposed frequency and form(s) of communication, that will be maintained with these mentors.

Generously Supported By

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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Inquiries

Hanna Hopfinger, Program Associate
Telephone: (215) 446-7191
Fax: (267) 825-9553
Email: grants@aacr.org