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AACR-QuadW Foundation Sarcoma Research Fellowship in Memory of Willie Tichenor

Grant Amount $50,000 USD
Grant Term1 Year
Start of Grant TermJuly 1, 2023
Application DeadlineNovember 8, 2022 1:00 PM (EST)
Decision DateMarch 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. April 18, 2023 – Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting

AACR-QuadW Foundation Sarcoma Research Fellowship in Memory of Willie Tichenor represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored sarcoma research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses. However, grant funds cannot be used to compensate for clinical practice with patients or for indirect costs.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available for download. Please read all eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before submitting your application.

Research Project Criteria

Research projects must be basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to sarcoma.

Proposed research projects should be aimed toward developing personalized, therapeutic options for the treatment of sarcoma patients. Investigators using novel experimental tools and techniques geared toward better understanding of sarcoma in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies and/or to identify new therapeutic targets are encouraged to apply. Emphasis will be placed on proposals involving research with immediate clinical applications, including those with predictive biomarker studies.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2023, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2018); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past five years.

Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows conducting research in a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.) are not eligible.

Investigators may submit only one application for The AACR-QuadW Foundation Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.

Current AACR Grantees may apply only if their current grant ends before the start of the grant term of this funding opportunity i.e., July 1, 2023, and must be up to date with all reporting requirements to be considered eligible. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.

Investigators currently or previously holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award.

All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR's SRGA at [email protected] before submitting an application.

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 members. Annual dues are not required for early-career researchers interested in Associate membership. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR membership by the application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online. Nonmembers can apply for membership online or by submitting the Official Membership Application Form and the required documents to the AACR. 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 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 Tuesday, November 8, 2022, using the ProposalCentral website at

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available  for download. Please read all eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before submitting your application.