AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

The AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent the AACR’s flagship funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who have held a tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of assistant professor for no more than three years. The proposed research must represent a highly innovative approach to a major contemporary challenge in cancer research. The research can be in any area of basic, translational, or clinical science.

2018 Grantees

  • Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD
  • Kamila Naxerova, PhD
  • Tuomas Tammela, MD, PhD

2017 Grantees

  • Kivanç Birsoy, PhD 
  • Costas Andreas Lyssiotis, PhD
  • Sidi Chen, PhD
  • Hani Goodarzi, PhD

2016 Grantees

  • Paul A. Northcott, PhD
  • Andrew C. Hsieh, MD
  • Sophia Y. Lunt, PhD
  • Nikhil Wagle, MD 

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