Applicants 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.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020, 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 (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred
before July 1, 2009); have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
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 and have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.
Investigators may submit only one application for the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards 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. Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for‐profit private industry may serve as Collaborators, but no grant funds may be directed towards these individuals.
Investigators who are currently, or have been, a Principal Investigator on a substantial independent research award (e.g., an NIH R01 award, DP2 award, DP5 award, MIRA award, or the equivalent) are not eligible.
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 to apply. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR's SRGA at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.