AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD
April 28, 2020 – Grant recipient 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.
The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD, represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a similar field. The research proposed for funding must be translational or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma.
This fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefit of the fellow while working on mentored ocular/uveal melanoma 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 and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.
Research must have direct applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma and must be translational or clinical in nature. If the research project is applicable to cutaneous melanoma as well, it must be focused primarily on uveal melanoma and its specific biology.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (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, 2020, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent and have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years. Applicants must work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD, 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 or clinical research 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.
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.
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 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.