At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020, applicants must be in the last two years of their final subspecialty training and within 10 years of obtaining their medical degree; have a valid, active medical license in the country where the research will be conducted; have a mentor in the proposed research field from
the sponsoring institution that will assume responsibility and provide
guidance for the research; be able to commit at least 60% of full-time effort
in research (applies to total research, not just the proposed project) during
the grant term; be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology; and work in an oncology laboratory or clinical research setting at an academic medical institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants must have a medical degree (MD, DO, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award for Translational Cancer Research 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.
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.
Previous or current recipients of a Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award or an AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award for Translational Cancer Research are not eligible.