07 January 2016
AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships | Grant Status - Open
Grant Amount $ 55,000 USD
Expected Number of Funded Grants 2
Grant Term 1 Year(s)
Start of Grant Term 7/1/2016
Application Deadline 1/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
Application Deadline Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Decision Date 2/2016
Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner (April 19, 2016), held during the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.
Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.
The AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships represent a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct clinical and/or translational cancer research. Proposed research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research.
The fellowships provide one-year grants of $55,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored clinical and/or translational cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel to the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
It is anticipated that two fellowships will be funded.
Research Project Criteria
Research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research.
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2016, applicants must hold a full-time, mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent (In order for applicant to be considered eligible, any pending full-time mentored position can NOT be contingent upon receiving this grant); have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree within the past 5 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2011); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past 5 years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the 5 year window).
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.
Investigators currently or previously holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award.
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