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. The project will be directed by the Principal Investigator (PI), who is responsible for the application, disbursement of funds to the project, the conduct of the project, and progress reporting. In addition, each project should include at least one collaborator from a separate institution from the PI's institution.
Applications will be accepted from independent investigators who are affiliated with an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
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-PLGA Fund at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Research Grant to Optimize Drug Dosing Strategies for Pediatric LGA/LGG Patients 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. Current AACR grantees are permitted to apply if they are in compliance with all progress and financial report requirements before the start of the grant term.
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.