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Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of John Robert Lewis

Grant Amount $300,000 USD
Grant Term3 Years
Start of Grant Term07/01/2021
Application Deadline02/11/2021 1:00 PM
Decision Date3/2021
Additional Information

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA

At the start of the grant term on July 01, 2021, 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.
  • Hold an independent faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor
  • Have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2010).
  • Belong to racial or ethnic group(s) that has(have) been shown to be underrepresented 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. 
  • Engaged in pancreatic cancer research relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation

 

Final determinations of eligibility are not complete until AACR is in receipt of the submitted application.

Eligibility is contingent upon meeting all requirements listed in the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions. Please review this document carefully before submitting an application.

Description

The  Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of John Robert Lewis, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Representative Lewis, who worked tirelessly to advance the civil rights of all Americans, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research. Eligibility is limited to members of racial or ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the cancer related sciences workforce.

This award represents a joint effort to encourage and support early career scientists engaged in pancreatic cancer research relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation. The proposed project may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The grant provides $300,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient (grant recipient must devote at least 25% effort to the proposed project; and must devote at least 75% of her/his total effort to pancreatic cancer research), any collaborators, 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.

Grantees supported through this program will have the opportunity to interact and/or collaborate with other investigators from the network of Lustgarten Foundation-funded investigators and laboratories as well as leading investigators in the AACR.

ANNUAL GRANTS AWARDS EVENT DURING THE AACR ANNUAL MEETING 2021

 

The AACR Annual Meeting 2021 will be held virtually. Grant recipients must attend the Annual Grants Awards Event to formally accept their grants. The grantees will be contacted regarding arrangements. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees’ registration at this meeting.

In the event of unforeseen scheduling changes, the grantees will be contacted regarding alternative arrangements.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available for download. Please read all guidelines and instructions carefully before submitting an application.

Research Project Criteria

Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer and be aligned with the goals and priorities of the Lustgarten Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must belong to racial or ethnic group(s) that has(have) been shown to be underrepresented 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, underrepresentation 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.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2021, applicants must old an independent faculty appointment  at the rank of assistant professor; have completed their most recent doctoral degree 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 the diploma and/or transcript); must devote at least 25% effort to the proposed project and at least 75% of their total effort to pancreatic cancer research; have independent laboratory space and ability to hold independent funding as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. 

Please see Program Guidelines and Application Instructions for additional eligibility criteria.

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 instituton 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 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on, Thursday, February 4, 2021, using the ProposalCentral website at https://proposalcentral.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available for download. Please read all guidelines and instructions carefully before submitting an application.