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American Association for Cancer Research-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship
Application deadline: Dec. 17, 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 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.
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 at the institution from which they applied.)
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 Thursday, Dec. 19, 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 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.
Generously Supported By
Ocular Melanoma Foundation