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AACR-Exelixis Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Fellowship

Grant Amount $120,000 USD
Grant Term2 Years
Start of Grant Term07/01/2021
Application Deadline01/14/2021 1:00 PM
Decision Date03/2021
Additional Information

Annual Grant Awards Event During Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 - Grant recipient must attend the Virtual Annual Grants Awards Event to formally accept their grant. The grantee will be contacted regarding arrangements. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration at this Virtual Annual Meeting. 

In the event of unforeseen scheduling changes, the Grantee will be contacted regarding alternative arrangements.

Description

The inaugural AACR-Exelixis Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct renal cell carcinoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to renal cell carcinoma.

This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $120,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored renal cell carcinoma research. 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

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available for download. Please read all eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before submitting your application.

Research Project Criteria

Research projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to renal cell carcinoma.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2021, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years; and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

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

Applicants must 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 by the application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online or by submitting the Official Membership Application Form and required documents to the AACR. Please review the Membership Categories for the category that best fits your qualifications. Members can renew their membership through myAACR to bring their membership current. You will need your logon (email address) and password to access the member portal. If you require assistance logging in, please contact [email protected]. Lapsed members must be members in good standing by the application deadline and should contact the Membership Department at [email protected] for assistance.

Application Instructions

The AACR requires applicants to complete an online application submission by 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, Thursday, January 14, 2020, using the ProposalCentral website at https://proposalcentral.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available for download. Please read all eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before submitting your application.