Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion represent a focused effort to encourage and support investigators from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in cancer research and to foster their career advancement. This grants program also intends to build a more diverse and inclusive future for breast cancer research. Eligibility is limited to members of racial or ethnic groups that have been shown to be traditionally excluded in the cancer related sciences workforce. Selection is competitive and will be based on outstanding accomplishments both in scientific research and in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the cancer research community.
Proposed projects must be basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, population health, and/or community-based cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer. Research that aims to advance the science of understanding cancer health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities that has relevance to breast cancer will also be considered.
The grants provide $150,000 over two years 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), research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses.
Please review all Program Guidelines and Application Instructions before submitting an application.
Proposed project may be in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, population health, and/or community-based cancer related research and designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer. Research that aims to advance the science of understanding cancer health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities with relevance to breast cancer will also be considered.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2024, applicants must:
- Hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent.
- 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.
- If the future position is at a different institution than the applicant’s current institution, the applicant must contact the AACR’s Research and Grants Administration Department (the AACR’s RGA) at [email protected] before submitting their application for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
- Have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.
- Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
- Belong to racial or ethnic group(s) that has (have) been shown to be traditionally excluded in the cancer related sciences workforce.
- For U.S. applicants, these groups include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. It is recognized that for both U.S. and international applicants, the traditionally excluded group can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups not listed above may also be eligible to apply for this program. Please contact [email protected] for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
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 Active members in good standing (dues paid for the current year). Please be informed that AACR offers reduced membership due rates for applicants from countries with emerging economies based on the World Bank listing. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR membership by the Application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online. Please review the Membership Categories for the category that best fits your qualifications. Nonmembers must obtain a statement of support from a nominator with is an Active AACR member in good standing (dues paid for the current year). Nonmembers requiring assistance with finding a nominator may email [email protected] and include your geographical location to receive a list of members in your area to contact for nominations. For more information check the membership FAQ. Members can renew their membership through myAACR. You will need your logon (email address) and password to access the member portal. If you require assistance logging in, please submit a help form. Lapsed members must be members in good standing by the Application deadline and should contact the Membership Department at [email protected] for assistance.