AACR Career Development Awards for Immuno-oncology Research

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

‚ÄčThe AACR Career Development Awards for Immuno-oncology Research represent a joint effort to promote and support junior faculty to conduct immuno-oncology research and establish a successful career path in this field. Particular emphasis for one of the grants should be placed on biological mechanisms underlying checkpoint inhibitor resistance and/or approaches to overcome this resistance. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to immuno-oncology.

The grants provide $170,000-$200,000 over two years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students' education and training), and research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses. Recipients will apply utilizing a $200,000 budget; if awarded the lower amount, budget revisions will be requested.

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2017, applicants must: hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2006); have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application, and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.

Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past 11 years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the 11year window).



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 10, 2017