AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant
The AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant represents a joint effort to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator. Research projects may be translational and/or clinical in nature with a focus on immuno-oncology.
The grant provides $225,000 over three 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; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses (indirect costs are not permitted).
Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.
Research projects must have an immuno-oncology focus. Projects may be translational or clinical in nature.
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. Applicants must also have received their first NIH R01 (or equivalent) award within the past 10 years (i.e., grant cannot have been awarded before July 1, 2014).
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2024, applicants must:
- hold an appointment at the rank of associate professor
- If eligibility is based on a future position, the applicant must contact the AACR’s Research and Grants Administration (RGA) Department at [email protected] before submitting their application for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
- work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world
There are no citizenship or geographic 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.
Applicants must be AACR Active members in good standing (dues paid for the current year). Please be informed that AACR offers reduced membership due rates for applicants from countries with emerging economies based on the World Bank listing. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR membership by the Application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online. Please review the Membership Categories for the category that best fits your qualifications. Nonmembers must obtain a statement of support from a nominator with is an Active AACR member in good standing (dues paid for the current year). Nonmembers requiring assistance with finding a nominator may email [email protected] and include your geographical location to receive a list of members in your area to contact for nominations. For more information check the membership FAQ. Members can renew their membership through myAACR. You will need your logon (email address) and password to access the member portal. If you require assistance logging in, please submit a help form. Lapsed members must be members in good standing by the Application deadline and should contact the Membership Department at [email protected] for assistance.