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American Institute for Cancer Research Research Grant Program
December 16, 2013: Application period opens for Investigator Initiated Grants through the proposalCENTRAL online system
January 27, 2014: Deadline for Letters of Intent to be submitted
Please note: All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management (body fatness).
AICR accepts applications from anywhere in the Americas (North America, including the United States and Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and South America).
American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
P: (800) 843-8114 (202) 328-7744 in D.C.
Fax: (202) 328-7226
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
The 2014 application deadline date for this award is Monday, February 17, 2014.
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.
The Clinical Investigator Award responds to three recognized realities:
• Though there has never been a more pressing need or more promising time for clinical cancer research, fewer young physicians enter this area of investigation every year.
• The number of institutions committed to training young physicians in the scientific discipline and methodologies of clinical investigation is critically low.
• The burden of medical school debt (averaging over $100,000) discourages many physicians from pursuing clinical investigation.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s award offers solutions to these realities. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.
The Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically intended to provide outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure essential to becoming successful clinical investigators. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.
Definition of Clinical Research
For the purposes of this award, the Foundation’s definition of clinical research will follow the definition set out in “The NIH Director’s Panel on Clinical Research Report to The Advisory Committee to The NIH Director,” December, 1997.
a) Patient-oriented research: Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. This area of research includes: patient-based studies of mechanisms of human disease, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, clinical trials and development of new technologies for the detection, treatment and prevention of human cancers.
b) Epidemiologic and behavioral studies.
c) Outcomes research and health services research.
Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues but do not deal directly with patients. In other words, clinical or patient-oriented research is research in which it is necessary to know the identity of the patient(s) from whom the cells or tissues under study are derived.
Preference will be given to research that adheres to the “Handshake Rule,” meaning that the physician will conduct research studies that directly involve patients.
Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Application due on or before: March 17, 2014
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.
Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are: •the quality of the research proposal (importance of the problem, originality of approach, appropriateness of techniques and clarity of presentation)
• the qualifications, experience and productivity of both the candidate and the Sponsor
• the quality of the research training environment in which the proposed research is to be conducted and its potential for broadening and strengthening the candidate's ability to independently conduct innovative and substantive research. The proposed research and training environment should represent a new opportunity for the candidate to expand his/her scientific skill set. Direct extensions of the candidate's graduate work (in approach, technique or exact area of study) will not be funded.
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Fellows in their first- and third-years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.
All fellowship awards are approved by the Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation acting upon the recommendation of the Fellowship Award Committee (FAC).
Call for Nominations: Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship
A Two-Year $100,000 Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship
Must be postmarked by March 1, 2014; no exceptions.
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW presents an opportunity for researchers to devote two years, full-time to making
new discoveries about cancer. United States universities, hospitals, and other institutions are invited to nominate one individual who meets the criteria.
1. Applicant must be a United States citizen. (The nominator does not have to be.)
2. Must be nominated by the person who will be supervising the lab in which the researcher will be working.
3. Must be qualified in a specific cancer-related specialty and proposed research project must be cancer-related.
4. Candidate must have a doctoral degree by July 1, 2014. If candidate does not have the degree by the time of
application, please indicate date expected on the application form. (No later than July 1, 2014.)
5. Proposed research must be the principal professional responsibility of the recipient during the fellowship.
American Gastroenterological Association-Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric & Esophageal Cancer
Eligibility: Young Investigators
Total Amount: $270,000
Amount per year: $90,000
Duration: Three years
Deadline: Dec. 13
Start Date: July 1
This award provides $90,000 per year for three years (total $270,000) to young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents working toward independent careers in gastric and esophageal cancer research.
The overall objective of the Research Scholar Award (RSA) is to enable young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents to develop independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research in upper GI (gastric or esophageal) cancer.
• Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full?time faculty position at a North American institution by July 1, 2014.
• AGA membership is required at the time of application submission.
• The award is intended to support young faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research. Candidates should be in the beginning years of their careers; therefore, established investigators are not appropriate candidates.
• MD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
• PhD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of your PhD and the start date of this award.
• Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply; these applications in particular will receive the review committee’s full consideration.
• Physician/scientist investigators and candidates interested in translational research are especially encouraged to apply for this award.
• An appropriately documented parental leave of absence will not be counted toward the above noted seven year eligibility criteria. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
• At the time of application submission, candidates may not hold or have held an NIH K01, K08, K23 K99, R00, R01, R21, R29, Veterans Affairs Career Development Award or any award with similar objectives from non-federal sources (such as the American Liver Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc.). Candidates with an active K12 may apply.
• The intent of this award is to foster the scientific independence of junior investigators. It is understood that there may be some overlap with work funded by the mentor, but the goal of this grant is to enable the junior investigator to develop their own research program. It also must be clearly stated that the work submitted by the applicant is primarily that of the applicant, and any work or data from the senior mentor’s laboratory clearly delineated.
• Resources allocated through this award are intended to support the career development of the applicant. Accordingly, requests for salary, fringe benefits or other support for the mentor are not allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed. Upon notification of receipt of this award, the recipient must provide institutional approval from the appropriate committee for use of human subjects or animals. If approval is not necessary, the recipient must provide an explanation. Evidence for developing independence in research initiatives should be provided.
• Candidates are required to have a sponsor and preceptor for the award; however, one individual may serve in the capacity of both positions. A sponsor is an individual who takes responsibility for the quality assessment of the proposed research project, the quality of the research environment within which the project will be undertaken, and the experience and expertise of the principal investigator and other key researchers involved. A preceptor will supervise the principal investigator’s research activities and will serve as a mentor.
• Annually, a one-page plain language progress report, a scientific progress report, a financial statement, a list of publications based on the research and a letter of certification from the division chief or department chair, must be submitted by the award recipient by July 30. Second and third year funding is contingent upon submission of this documentation. All publications, presentations and abstracts arising from work funded by this program must acknowledge support of the AGA-Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric and Esophageal Cancer.
There must be a strong commitment from the candidate’s institution to support the required protected time for research and adequate laboratory space and/or other supporting facilities. These commitments must be outlined in a letter from the candidate’s division chief or department chair. The letter must certify that the award is being used to provide protected time, in accord with the terms of the award. In addition, it is expected that the sponsor will outline specific plans for the future development of the candidate’s research career. The institution must commit to ensuring timely and accurate reporting of the awardee’s current and future research activities at the institution; this is to include an annual report of the funding status, grants submitted and pending, and all publications.
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: significance, investigator, innovation, approach, environment, relevance to AGA’s mission and evidence of institutional commitment. The candidate should state clearly how the additional training will benefit his/her research career.
Members of the AGA Research Awards Panel and representatives of the Gastric Cancer Foundation will review the proposals and select the award recipients. Funding will commence July 2014.
The application deadline is Dec. 13. The completed application, letters of support or commitment, and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies are not accepted; please submit by email. In the submission email, include your full name and project title. Please direct all questions to the Research Awards Manager via telephone at 301-222-4012 or email.
QuadW Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research
Application deadline: Dec. 11, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
Decision date: March 2014
Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at AACR Annual Meeting 2014: April 8, 2014 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided.
Start of grant term: July 1, 2014
The QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field.
The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored sarcoma research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses. It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.
It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., 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, 2014, applicants must:
Be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (i.e., must have started fellowship no earlier than July 2, 2009, and no later than July 1, 2014); and
Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
(There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term from the institution of application.)
When calculating the experience of an applicant with two doctoral degrees, the AACR includes all days of postdoctoral cancer research experience from the date of the applicant's most recently obtained doctoral degree or first date the postdoctoral position began, whichever is first. All days of cancer related postdoctoral experience will be combined to determine an applicant's eligibility, including research conducted in separate laboratories and research that is not consecutive.
For applicants possessing an M.D., clinical training time with no research involvement (e.g., residency training) is not included against the eligibility limit. Parental leave or other well justified leave from mentored research training for pressing personal or family situations of generally less than 12 months duration is also not included against the eligibility limit for all applicants.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR associate membership by Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research projects must be clinical or translational in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to sarcoma.
Proposed research projects should be aimed toward developing personalized, therapeutic options for the treatment of sarcoma patients. Investigators utilizing novel experimental tools and techniques geared toward better understanding sarcoma in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies, and/or to identify new therapeutic targets are encouraged to apply. Emphasis will be placed on proposals involving research with immediate clinical applications, including those with predictive biomarker studies.
Generously Supported By
WWWW Foundation Inc.
Sarcoma Fund of the QuadW Foundation of Communities Foundation of Texas
Hanna Hopfinger, Staff Associate
Debbie’s Dream Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research Gastric Cancer Fellowship
Application deadline: Dec. 18, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
The Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer.
The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored gastric cancer research. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
(There are no citizenship requirements; however, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States.)
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR associate membership by Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues. Download an application here.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer and may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research.
Debbie’s Dream Foundation
American Association for Cancer Research-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship
Application deadline: Dec. 17, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma cancer biology, or similar field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma.
The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored ocular/uveal melanoma research project. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.)
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR associate membership by Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues.
Research must have direct applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma and may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, or translational research. The research must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma or, if applicable to cutaneous melanoma as well, be focused primarily on uveal melanoma and its specific cancer biology.
Ocular Melanoma Foundation
American Association for Cancer Research-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award
Start of grant term: July 1, 2014
The AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this award is to fund physician-scientists during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Research projects are restricted to translational cancer research.
The award provides a one-year grant of $50,000 for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
It is anticipated that one award will be funded.
Applicants must have a medical degree (M.D., D.O., or international equivalent), or hold a combined M.D./Ph.D., provided both degrees are completed prior to the start of the grant term.
At the time of the application deadline (Dec. 17, 2013), applicants must be:
In the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training;
Planning an investigative career in clinical oncologyl and
Working in an oncology laboratory or clinical research setting at an academic medical institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.)
If awarded, the applicant must spend at least 60 percent of full-time effort in research (applies to total research, not just this proposed project).
Previous or current recipients of a Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award or an AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award are not eligible.
Research projects may be in any area of translational cancer research.
Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO
Association of American Cancer Institutes Translational Cancer Research Fellowship
The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) is comprised of 95 leading cancer research centers in the United States. AACI’s membership roster includes National Cancer Institute-designated centers and academic-based cancer research programs that receive NCI support. The Association is dedicated to promoting the nation’s leading research institutions’ efforts to eradicate cancer through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program of cancer research, treatment, patient care, prevention, education and community outreach. A complete membership directory can be found at www.aaci-cancer.org.
The intent of the fellowship is to provide additional support to individuals who are engaged in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research in order to further the development of their careers and enhance their future success in an academic discipline. The AACI fellowship will provide a one-year non-renewable grant to support post-doctoral training to individuals who have completed at least one year of training in any field of oncology and have at least one year of training remaining at an AACI member institution.
This award is designed to help insure that qualified applicants receive research training and experience under the guidance of highly trained, well-respected researchers who have demonstrated success in their field of research. The goal is to assist the trainee in becoming a high-caliber, productive independent researcher with an enduring focus on the importance of translational research relevant to cancer.
The one-year $50,000 fellowship grant may provide support for the trainee’s salary and benefits, stipend, and/or direct research expenses while working on a clinical and/or translational cancer research project.
Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.
Application Deadline: February 3, 2014
Decision Date: Mid-May 2014
Start of Grant Term: July 1, 2014
Applicant/s must be committed to advancing patient-oriented research. The successful applicant must:
• Be sponsored by a mentor from an AACI member cancer center (one applicant permitted per institution);
• Have completed at least one year of training in any oncology specialty and have at least one year of training remaining at an AACI member institution;
• Show innovation with potential for major scientific or clinical advancement;
• Have an appropriate mentor for the project;
• Hold a professional degree of MD, PhD, PharmD, DO, or MD/PhD or foreign equivalency;
• Not yet have been appointed to a faculty position, including that of instructor.
Applicants must be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship at an AACI member academic, medical, or research institution.
Investigators holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible.
Applicants with a question about their eligibility are encouraged to contact AACI at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.
Research projects must relate directly to translational cancer research and must demonstrate feasibility.
Applicants must be sponsored by their postdoctoral mentor. A mentor may sponsor only one applicant for this grant opportunity per year and there can only be one applicant per institution. Applicants must submit a letter from their mentor with their application, along with the NIH biographical sketch of the mentor.