Applicants 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 researchfellow, or the equivalent, have completed their most recent doctoral degree 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.
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Fellowships 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 fellows conducting research in a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.), 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 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.
All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration (AACR's SRGA) at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.