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Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Grant Amount $150,000 USD
Grant Term2 Years
Start of Grant TermJuly 1, 2023
Application DeadlineFebruary 13, 2023 1:00 PM (ET)
Decision DateMay 2023
Additional InformationAdditional details regarding this grant can be found in the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions. Final determinations of eligibility will not be completed until the AACR is in receipt of the submitted application.
Description

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.

Program Guidelines

Please review all Program Guidelines and Application Instructions before submitting an application.

Research Project Criteria

Proposed projects must be innovative basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, population health, and/or community-based cancer research projects designed to advance treatment and/or understanding of breast cancer.

Eligibility Criteria

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2023, 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 Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (the AACR’s SRGA) 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.
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. 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 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.

Application Instructions

The AACR requires applicants to submit an online application by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Monday, February 13, 2023, using the ProposalCentral website at https://ProposalCentral.com.

Please read all Program Guidelines and Application Instructions before submitting an application.