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AACR Career Development Awards for Immuno-oncology Research

Grant Amount $200,000 USD
Grant Term2 Years
Start of Grant Term07/01/2017
Application Deadline01/10/2017 1:00 PM (EST)
Decision Date3/31/2017 5:00:00 PM
Additional Information

Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner (April 4, 2017) to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees' registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Description

The AACR Career Development Awards for Immuno-oncology Research represent a joint effort to promote and support junior faculty to conduct immuno-oncology research and establish a successful career path in this field. Particular emphasis for one of the grants should be placed on biological mechanisms underlying checkpoint inhibitor resistance and/or approaches to overcome this resistance. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to immuno-oncology.

The grants provide $170,000-$200,000 over two years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students' education and training), and research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses. Recipients will apply utilizing a $200,000 budget; if awarded the lower amount, budget revisions will be requested.

Research Project Criteria

Research projects must have direct applicability and relevance to immuno-oncology. Particular emphasis for one of the grants should be placed on the biological mechanisms underlying checkpoint inhibitor resistance and/or approaches to overcome this resistance. Research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological research.

Eligibility Criteria

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2017, applicants must: hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2006); have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

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.

If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application, and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.

Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past 11 years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the 11year window).

Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.

Investigators who currently, or have been, a Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 award, DP2 award, MIRA award, or the equivalent, are not eligible. Qualified investigators are invited to apply for AACR grants for independent investigators.

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.

Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past AACR grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.

Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR Career Development Awards for Immuno-oncology Research 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.

All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact AACR's SRGA at [email protected] before submitting an application.

Citizenship Requirements

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.

AACR Membership Requirements

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active-level membership by Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The application will be applied to 2017 membership dues. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Application for Membership submitted to the AACR with the required documents or apply online. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.

Application Instructions

AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by 1:00pm, U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.