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Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Grant Amount $300,000 USD
Grant Term3 Years
Start of Grant Term07/01/2022
Letter of Intent Deadline10/18/2021 1:00 PM (ET)
Letter of Intent Notification Date12/2021
Application Deadline01/24/2022 1:00 PM (ET)
Decision Date3/2022
Additional InformationAdditional details regarding this grant can be found in the Program Guidelines and Competitive Letter of Intent Application Instructions. Final determinations of eligibility will not be completed until the AACR is in receipt of the submitted Competitive Letter of Intent.
Description

The Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research.

This Award represents a joint effort to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research.

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 75% of their 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. Indirect costs are not allowable 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’s grantee community.

Program Guidelines

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

Research Project Criteria

The proposed project may be in basic, translational, clinical, or population sciences related research 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 be female investigators with 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, 2022, applicants must:

  • Hold a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are eligible. Applicants that have progressed to associate professor, or equivalent, appointments are not eligible.
  • Must devote at least 75% of their total effort to pancreatic cancer research.
  • Have independent laboratory space and be able to hold independent funding as confirmed by their institution.
  • 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 Letter of Intent 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 Competitive Letter of Intent (LOI) 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 LOI deadline and should contact the Membership Department at [email protected] for assistance.

Application Instructions

The AACR requires applicants to complete an online Letter of Intent submission by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on October 18, 2021, using the ProposalCentral website at https://proposalcentral.com.

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