AACR-Bristol-Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant represents a joint effort to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator. Research projects may be translational and/or clinical in nature with a focus on immuno-oncology.

The grant provides $225,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses (indirect costs are not permitted).

Deadline: Nov. 21, 2023 (1 pm)

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Applicants must also have received their first NIH R01 (or equivalent) award within the past 10 years (i.e., grant cannot have been awarded before July 1, 2014).

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2024, applicants must:

  • hold an appointment at the rank of associate professor

    • If eligibility is based on a future position, the applicant must contact the AACR’s Research and Grants Administration (RGA) Department at grants@aacr.org  before submitting their application for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
  • work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world



Funding Type



Women of Color


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 21, 2023