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 mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent and have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five
years. Applicants must 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-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD, 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.
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.