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Independent Research Grants

The AACR and its partners support independent investigators at all career stages, enabling promising researchers to embark on transformative projects that are expected to lead to significant advances in the field.

Independent research grants are categorized as individual or team science.

Please find our active Individual Research Grants below:

  • SU2C Innovative Research Grants
    Duration: three years.
    Additional detail: novel, high-risk, high-reward research that have significant potential for translational application.

Please find our active Team Science Research Grants below:

  • SU2C Catalyst® Team Grants
    Duration: three years.
    Additional detail: these grants provide a mechanism through which industry supports academic scientists to conduct collaborative research projects that have the potential to accelerate the development of new treatments and, where possible, combination therapies with the goal of delivering significant benefits for patients.
  • SU2C Dream Team and Research Team Grants
    Duration: three-four years.
    Additional detail: these grants address critical problems in patient care. and are designed to deliver near-term patient benefit (no later than within two to three years from the start of the grant) through investigation by multidisciplinary teams.
  • SU2C Phillip A. Sharp Awards
    Duration: two years.
    Additional detail: these grants are available to members of the SU2C scientific community who are present at the annual SU2C Scientific Summit, to explore synergistic and innovative collaborations that enhance the SU2C mission to accelerate the development of new cancer treatments.