Upcoming Funding Opportunities

FALL of 2019

Independent Investigator Research Grants

Additional grants for independent investigators will be available soon.

Career Development Awards

AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

These grants represent the AACR’s flagship funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This funding program is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence. Each grant will provide $450,000 over three years.

Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who hold a tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of assistant professor and have held the position for no more than three years at the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020. Applicants can work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellowships

AACR Lung Cancer Research Fellowships

These fellowships provide two-year grants of $120,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored lung cancer research. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to the impact of driver mutations on lung cancer development and progression.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. By the start of the grant term (July 01, 2020), applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent and must have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years. Applications are invited from researchers working at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

General Eligibility and Contact Information

Program guidelines and application instructions will be available upon the opening date. AACR membership is required. 

For a complete list of funding opportunities that are currently open to applications, please visit our Current Funding Opportunities page.

All inquiries regarding eligibility or general questions about the SRGA Grants Program may be directed to