At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2018, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2013); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States. There are no citizenship or geographic
requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an
applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident assures that the visa
status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term
within the United States
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed
their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is
later - within the past five years (time spent in medical specialty or
subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will
be counted against the five-year window.
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Postdoctoral fellows conducting research in a U.S.
government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.), are not eligible.
Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
Investigators currently or previously holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award.
All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR's SRGA at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.