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Current Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities currently accepting applications are listed below. Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully review all eligibility criteria found within the Program Guidelines for each grant before applying.

For researchers interested in preparing for future opportunities not yet open to applications, please visit the Upcoming Funding Opportunities page.

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openAACR-Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation Young Investigator Award for Translational Cancer Research

Grant Amount: $50,000 USDApplication Deadline: 11/09/2021Decision Date: 03/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 1 Year

openAACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant

Grant Amount: $225,000 USDApplication Deadline: 11/11/2021Decision Date: 03/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 3 Years

openAACR Career Development Award to Further Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cancer Research

Grant Amount: $300,000 USDApplication Deadline: 11/30/2021Decision Date: March 2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 3 Years

openAACR Career Development Award to Further Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Clinical Cancer Research

Grant Amount: $375,000 USDApplication Deadline: 11/30/2021Decision Date: March 2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 3 Years

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

Grant Amount: $150,000 USDApplication Deadline: 11/30/2021Decision Date: 03/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 2 Years

openAACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships

Grant Amount: $100,000 USDApplication Deadline: 11/30/2021
Grant Duration: 1 Year

openBeginning Investigator Grant for Catalytic Research (BIG Cat)

Grant Amount: $55,000 USDLetter of Intent Deadline: 12/15/2021Application Deadline: 03/29/2022Decision Date: June 2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 2 Years

openAACR Cancer Disparities Research Fellowships

Grant Amount: $120,000 USDApplication Deadline: 01/07/2022Decision Date: 03/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 2 Years

closedAACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

Grant Amount: $110,000 USDLetter of Intent Deadline: 10/14/2021Application Deadline: 01/25/2022Decision Date: 03/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 2 Years

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

Grant Amount: $300,000 USDLetter of Intent Deadline: 10/18/2021Application Deadline: 01/24/2022Decision Date: 3/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 3 Years

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

Grant Amount: $300,000 USDLetter of Intent Deadline: 10/18/2021Application Deadline: 01/24/2022Decision Date: 3/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 3 Years

closedAACR-AstraZeneca Career Development Award for Physician-Scientists, in Honor of José Baselga

Grant Amount: $300,000 USDLetter of Intent Deadline: 10/19/2021Application Deadline: 02/07/2022Decision Date: 3/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 3 Years

closedAACR-Debbie’s Dream Foundation Career Development Award for Gastric Cancer Research

Grant Amount: $200,000 USDLetter of Intent Deadline: 10/28/2021Application Deadline: 02/01/2022Decision Date: 03/2022
Start of Grant Term: 07/01/2022Grant Duration: 2 Years