At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2018, applicants must: hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years; have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
Applicants with a medical degree must have
completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever
date is later - within the past 11 years (time spent in medical specialty
or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will
be counted against the 11-year window).
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric 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.
Investigators who currently, or have been, a Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 award, DP2 award, MIRA award, or the equivalent, are not eligible. Qualified investigators are invited to apply for AACR grants for independent investigators.
Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past AACR grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.