Program Guidelines and Letter of Intent Instructions are available in PDF format.
Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner (April 19, 2016), held during the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.
The AACR-John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation Basic Cancer Research Fellowship is open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years at the start of the grant term. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.
The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project.
Research projects may be in any area of basic cancer research.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2016, applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants must have a medical and/or 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 his or her most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past three 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).
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.
Investigators may submit only one letter of intent 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.
There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting a Letter of Intent for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which he/she is not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which he/she applied.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The application will be applied to 2015 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official Application for Membership online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents.
AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic Letter of Intent by noon, U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.