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AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Career Development Award, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD

Grant Amount $$75,000 USD
Grant Term1 Year
Start of Grant Term07/01/2021
Application Deadline01/07/2021 1:00 PM
Decision Date03/2021
Additional Information

Grant Awards Event at Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 - Grant recipient must attend the Virtual Grant 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 AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Career Development Award, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a similar field.

The grant provides $75,000 over one year for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborator, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students’ education and training), or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses. Indirect costs are not permitted.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are avalable for download. Please read all eligiblity criteria and instructions carefully before submitting an application.

Research Project Criteria

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. The research proposed must be translational or clinical in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in a related field and not currently a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2010; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on their diploma and/or transcript).

Addtionally, applicants must hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work 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 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

The AACR requires applicants to submit an online application by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday, January 7, 2021, using the ProposalCentral website at https://proposalcentral.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are avalable for download. Please read all eligiblity criteria and instructions carefully before submitting an application.