At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020, applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past three years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2017; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on their diploma and/or transcript) and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a
related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent
doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within
the past three years.
Investigators may submit only one Letter of Intent for the AACR Anna D. Barker Cancer Research Fellowship 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 Scientific Review and Grants Administration at email@example.com before submitting a Letter of Intent to verify their eligibility.