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AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants | Grant Status - Open

Grant Amount$ 250,000 USD

Grant Term

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term

7/1/2019

Application Deadline

2/8/2019 1:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date

3/2019

Additional Information

​April 2, 2019 – Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Description

​Novocure and the AACR are proud to announce the inaugural AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants. These grants represent a joint effort to promote and support innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells. These grants are intended to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of action of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality and to accelerate the development of new treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer. The research proposed for funding must be focused on the preclinical application of TTFields in cancer and may be basic or translational in nature.

Applications are invited from researchers affiliated with institutions* that already have the InovitroTM TTFields Lab Bench System from Novocure (*please see the list of approved institutions on page 17 of the Program Guidelines document) and who are bound by the provisions of a Materials Transfer Agreement with Novocure in effect for the entire duration of the project to be performed pursuant to the grant hereunder (and Novocure and such grant recipient (or institution) shall enter into an amendment to the existing Materials Transfer Agreement, to include such project, to the extent required by Novocure).

Each grant provides $250,000 over two years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students and/or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; travel; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; other research expenses; and indirect costs.

Program Guidelines

Research Project Criteria

​Research projects should examine the preclinical use of TTFields as a therapeutic modality. Projects may be basic or translational in nature. TTFields can be used alone or in combination with other agents. Applications are invited from researchers affiliated with institutions* that already have the InovitroTM TTFields Lab Bench System from Novocure (*please see the list of approved institutions on page 17 of the Program Guidelines document).

Eligibility Criteria

​Applicants must have a 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 degree.

Applications will be accepted from independent investigators who are affiliated with an institution that already has the InovitroTM TTFields Lab Bench System (*please see the list of approved institutions on page 17 of the Program Guidelines document)

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 may submit only one application for the AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants 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.

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.

Members of the Scientific Review Committee are not eligible to apply for a AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grant.

All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (AACR’s SRGA) at grants@aacr.org before submitting an application.

Citizenship Requirements

​There are no citizenship 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 Requirements

​AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active Membership, and be members in good standing, by the grant application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Membership Application Form submitted to AACR with the required documents or apply online. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.

Application Instructions

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.