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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.

career development awards

Additional opportunities for Career Development Awards coming soon.

Early Career Investigator Grants

Beginning Investigator Grant for Catalytic Research (BIG Cat)

(2023 program open to Letters of Intent July 2022)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that cancer deaths in Africa will double by 2035. This trend poses major challenges for public health activities in Africa.

The goal of the Beginning Investigator Grant for Catalytic Research (BIG Cat) mechanism 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.

Each grant will provide US$55,000 over two years to support talented and creative early-career investigators residing and conducting research in Africa with relevance to the African cancer burden on the continent. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of cancer research, including descriptive epidemiology, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care, behavioral research, and cancer survivorship.

Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellowships

Additional opportunities for Fellowships coming soon.

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].