April 2, 2019 – Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept their grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees’ registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.
The AACR Breast Cancer Research Fellowships represent a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct breast cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to breast cancer.
These fellowships provide two-year grants of $120,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored breast cancer research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.
projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and
must have direct applicability and relevance to breast cancer.
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. At
the start of the grant term on July 1, 2019, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral
fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent and must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot
have been conferred before July 1, 2014); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an
academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
There are no citizenship or geographic
requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an
applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are
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 they applied.
AACR membership is
required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a
satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by the application
deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Membership Application Form submitted to the AACR with the required documents or apply online. In support of the
professional development of early-career investigators, no annual dues are
required for Associate membership. Lapsed members can renew their membership
through their myAACR account.