American Association for Cancer Research Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships, USA

Publish Date: Dec 14, 2015

Deadline: Jan 07, 2016

American Association for Cancer Research Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Citizenship Requirements

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which he/she is not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which he/she applied.

AACR Membership Requirements

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by Thursday, January 7, 2016. The application will be applied to 2016 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official Application for Membership online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents.


​​AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by noon, U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday, January 7, 2016, using the proposalCENTRAL website at

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions  are available in PDF format.

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