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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Independent Investigator Research Grants

Additional grants will be available soon.

Career Development Awards

AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research (Winter 2020)
These grants represent the AACR’s flagship funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This funding program is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence. Each grant will provide $450,000 over three years.

Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who hold a tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of assistant professor and have held the position for no more than three years at the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020. Applicants can work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellowships

AACR-Cancer Research UK Transatlantic Fellowships (April 2020)

Represents a joint effort from AACR and CRUK to support exceptional investigators interested in establishing independence while beginning their postdoctoral research careers. These four-year grants of $400,000/£300,000 offer fellows a unique opportunity to explore independent research experiences and to forge international collaborations between the U.K. and U.S.

Graduate students in their final year and early career postdoctoral researchers will be invited to submit a letter of intent.

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