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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Update on COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

We hope you and your loved ones are well given the difficult circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that several funding opportunities are currently under development. However, we expect that the process will likely take longer than originally expected, but please know that our team is working diligently to ensure that the new grants will be launched at the earliest possible date. We are closely monitoring the situation and will post upcoming funding opportunities here once a launch date has been confirmed. However, if you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact [email protected].  


The Scientific Review and Grants Administration Team 

Independent Investigator Research Grants

AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants (Fall 2020)

This grant program supports independent investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields. Each grant will provide $250,000 over two years.

Career Development Awards

AACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Tumor Treating Fields Research (Fall 2020)

These career development awards aim to support early-career investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields. Each award will provide a three-year grant of $225,000.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2021, applicants must hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent.

Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellowships

The AACR-AstraZeneca Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training (START) Grants (Summer of 2020)

This grant program represents a novel opportunity to foster collaboration between academia and industry. Each fellowship provides a three-year grant of $225,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored cancer research project on DNA damage response pathways or epigenetics. Selected fellows will spend one year of the term on site at an AstraZeneca facility.

At the start of the grant term on December 1, 2020, applicants must hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent. Applicants must work at an academic, medical, or research institution in the US. There are no citizenship requirements.

AACR-Cancer Research UK Transatlantic Fellowships (To Launch in 2021)

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 the 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 [email protected].