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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. Although we expect that the process may likely take longer than originally expected, 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 

Early Career Investigator Grant

Beginning Investigator Grant for Catalytic Research (BIG Cat) (coming soon)

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

Currently there are no upcoming fellowship opportunities. Information on upcoming fellowships will be posted as funding is confirmed.

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].