AACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship
April 28, 2020 - 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 Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship encourages and supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to establish a successful career path in cancer research. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.
This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project. 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.
Research projects may be in any area of basic cancer research.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020, applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past three years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2017; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on their diploma and/or transcript) and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past three years.
Investigators may submit only one Letter of Intent for the AACR Anna D. Barker Cancer Research Fellowship 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.
All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR's Scientific Review and Grants Administration at [email protected] before submitting a Letter of Intent to verify their eligibility.
There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting a Letter of Intent 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.
Applicants should be AACR members. Annual dues are not required for early-career researchers interested in Associate membership. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR membership, and be members in good standing, by the Letter of Intent deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Application for Membership submitted to the AACR with the required documents or apply online. Suspended Members can renew their membership through their myAACR account. Lapsed members should contact the Membership Department at [email protected] for assistance and with any questions.