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AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants

Grant Amount $400,000 USD
Grant Term2 Years
Start of Grant Term12/01/2020
Letter of Intent Deadline06/17/2020 1:00 PM (ET)
Letter of Intent Notification Date7/2020
Application Deadline10/05/2020 1:00 PM (ET)
Decision Date11/2020
Additional Information

April 13, 2021 – Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Description

The AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants represents a joint effort to stimulate “high-risk, high-reward” research from early- to mid-career investigators. This novel grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that might not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries that will advance our understanding of cancer and have a potentially transformative impact on future clinical practice.

Program Guidelines

Please carefully review all Program Guidelines and Letter of Intent Instructions before submitting a Competitive Letter of Intent.

Research Project Criteria

The proposed research must represent a highly innovative approach to a major problem or challenge in cancer research. The funded projects are expected to catalyze important advances in cancer research, and should have a potentially transformative impact on future clinical practice. The research can be in any area of basic, translational, or clinical research.

Eligibility Criteria

At the start of the grant term on December 1, 2020, applicants must hold an appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

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

If the future position is at a different institution than the applicant’s current institution, the applicant must contact the AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (AACR’s SRGA) at [email protected] before submitting their Letter of Intent for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.

Investigators may submit only one Letter of Intent for the AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grant but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. Current AACR Grantees may apply, but must be up to date with all reporting requirements to be considered eligible. Any individual who currently holds an active AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grant is not eligible.

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

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.

All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact the AACR’s SRGA at [email protected], before submitting a Letter of Intent.

Citizenship Requirements

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 their 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 Active members. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online or by submitting the Official Membership Application Form to the AACR with the required documents. 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

Please carefully review all Program Guidelines and Letter of Intent Instructions before submitting a Competitive Letter of Intent.

The AACR requires applicants to complete an online Letter of Intent submission by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.com/.