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AACR Myeloma Research Fellowship

Grant Amount $120,000 USD
Grant Term2 Years
Start of Grant Term07/01/2019
Application Deadline12/11/2018 1:00 PM (EST)
Decision Date2/28/2019 5:00:00 PM
Additional Information

April 2, 2019 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees' registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.


The AACR Myeloma Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct myeloma 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 myeloma.

This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $120,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored myeloma 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
Research Project Criteria

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

Eligibility Criteria

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2019, applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2014) 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.

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.

Citizenship Requirements

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States.

AACR Membership Requirements

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by the application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Membership Application Form submitted to the AACR with the required documents or apply online. In support of the professional development of early-career investigators, no annual dues are required for Associate membership. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.

Application Instructions

AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, using the proposalCENTRAL website at

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.