Applicants must have a doctoral degree (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 full-time, mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; this position must have been held for at least one, but not more than three, years; completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past one to three
years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2017); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution in the United States of America.
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.
If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application, and cannot be contingent upon receiving this grant.
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-AstraZeneca START Grant 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 or clinical research fellows conducting research in a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.) are not eligible.
individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial
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.
Exception: If you are an MD
who is considered a postdoctoral fellow but hold the title of instructor so
that you can see patients, you may be eligible. Potential applicants possessing
an MD are encouraged to contact AACR’s
SRGA before submitting an application to verify your eligibility.
AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants
Administration Department (AACR’s SRGA) at email@example.com before submitting an application.