At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2019, applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2016) 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, 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.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past three years.
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 may submit only one application for the AACR-John
and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation Basic 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.