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AACR-Loxo Oncology Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship

Grant Amount $110,000 USD
Grant Term2 Years
Start of Grant TermJuly 1, 2018
Application DeadlineNovember 29, 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 17, 2018) to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees' registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.


The AACR-Loxo Oncology Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct pediatric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding must have direct applicability to pediatric cancer and may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature.

This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored pediatric 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.

Research Project Criteria

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

Eligibility Criteria

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2018, 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 (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2013); 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, 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 five years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the five-year window).

Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Loxo Oncology Pediatric 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 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 Associate Membership by Wednesday, November 29, 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 Wednesday, November 29, 2017, using the proposalCENTRAL website at

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.