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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities under development are listed below. While the AACR offers grants year-round, most opportunities become available in the Fall and may not have been previously listed on this page. As such, we recommend checking both this page and the Current Funding Opportunities page frequently for opportunities that may interest you.

Please note that the projected launch windows listed below are subject to change, and that the AACR is not able to make eligibility determinations prior to launch of the respective funding opportunities.

miDcareer and independent grants for senior investigators

AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant 

Represents a joint effort to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator. Applications open in September 2023. 

career development awards for junior investigatorS

Beginning Investigator Grant for Catalytic Research (BIG Cat) 

The goal of the BIG Cat program is to aid the next generation of African cancer researchers to base their careers in their home countries and institutions, and to contribute to the overall expansion of capacity for research and training in Africa by generating evidence that will guide practice and policy. Open to Letters of Intent in late September 2023. 

Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellowships

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

This opportunity 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. Open to Applications early September 2023.

AACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships

The AACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships Program is designed to provide an industry-academic clinical practicum with a unique opportunity for academic clinicians to train in drug development. Each fellowship provides $100,000 over one year for the fellow to work on site at the facility of one of the AACR’s pharmaceutical industry partners. Applications for this fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis.

General Eligibility and Contact Information

Program guidelines and application instructions will be available on the opening date. AACR membership is required.

For a complete list of funding opportunities currently open to applications, please visit our Current Funding Opportunities page.

All inquiries regarding eligibility or general questions about the AACR’s Grants Program may be directed to [email protected].