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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Fall of 2019

Independent Investigator Research Grants

AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants

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.

Applications will be accepted from independent investigators who are affiliated with an institution that currently holds an active Materials Transfer Agreement with Novocure for use of its devices, or an institution that will enter into a Materials Transfer Agreement with Novocure.

Career Development Awards

AACR-Bristol-Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant

This grant represents a joint effort to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator. This grant will provide $225,000 over three years.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020, applicants must hold an independent investigator position and have received their first NIH R01 (or equivalent) award within the past 10 years. Applicants can work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

AACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Tumor Treating Fields Research

These career development awards aim to support early-career investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields). Each award will provide a three-year grant of $225,000.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2020, applicants must hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent. Applications will be accepted from researchers who are affiliated with an institution that currently holds an active Materials Transfer Agreement with Novocure for use of its devices, or an institution that will enter into a Materials Transfer Agreement with Novocure.

Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellowships

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

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. Selected fellows will spend one year of the term on site at an AstraZeneca facility.

At the start of the grant term on July 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-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award for Translational Cancer Research

This Young Investigator Award is designed to fund a physician-scientist during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Research projects are restricted to translational cancer research.

The grant will provide $50,000 in funding over one year to conduct translational cancer research.

At the start of the grant term, July 1, 2020, the applicant must have a medical degree (MD, DO, or international equivalent), be in the last two years of their final subspecialty training with an interest in pursuing a career in investigative clinical oncology, and work under the auspices of a mentor in a laboratory or clinical research setting at an academic medical institution. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, the applicant must have a valid, active medical license in the country where the research will be conducted.

The AACR-QuadW Foundation Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research

This fellowship program encourages and supports fellow working in sarcoma research. The fellowship will provide a one-year grant of $50,000.

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

General Eligibility and Contact Information

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions will be available upon the opening date. AACR membership is required. See Program Guidelines for details.

For a complete list of funding opportunities that are currently open to applications, please visit our Current Funding Opportunities page.

All inquiries regarding eligibility or the SRGA Grants Program may be directed to grants@aacr.org.