In order to apply for an AACR-Cancer Research UK Transatlantic Fellowship, applicants should be scientists or clinician-scientists who:
Have recently been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD) in a related field either in the U.S. or the U.K.; or,
Are in the final year of their doctoral studies. Applicants must have their degree conferred (have completed their PhD viva) by the start of the grant term. Grant terms can start between February 1, 2020 and April 1, 2020; or,
Have recently graduated in either the U.S. or U.K. and have already started a postdoctoral position in the visiting country within 6-months of the opening of the scheme (i.e. a recent U.S. doctoral graduate who has already started a postdoctoral position in the U.K. within 6-months of the opening of the scheme and will be intending to be hosted in the U.K., or vice-versa.)
If an applicant does not have a PhD from the U.S. or the U.K.: they should have been in the home country (either the U.K. or U.S.) for at least 6 months at the moment of application and be willing to spend the majority of the fellowship in the visiting country (that is, not remain in the country they are currently residing in). Applicants should also be committed to pursue their scientific career in either the U.K. or in the U.S. following completion of the fellowship.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they meet the range of skills and experience as outlined in the 'Develop Independence' career stage in CRUK's Fellowships Competency Framework.
Applicants can't apply for an AACR-Cancer Research UK Transatlantic Fellowship if:
They hold the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award in the U.S. or review CRUK's Competency Framework for Fellowships to find the suitable scheme in the U.K.
They have previously held another multi-year postdoctoral fellowship e.g., EMBO Long Term fellowships, Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32), etc. Applicants with previous postdoctoral experience are expected to apply for grants or more senior fellowships as stated above.
U.S. to U.K. Applicants should not be employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry. Postdoctoral fellows conducting research in a U.S. government laboratory e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc., are not eligible unless they choose a non-U.S. government institution as Administering Institution.