Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/11/2022


The AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants represents a joint effort to stimulate “high-risk, high-reward” research from early- to mid-career investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that might not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries that will advance our understanding of cancer and have a potentially transformative impact on future clinical practice.

The grants provide $400,000 over a two-year period for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators (grant recipient/collaborator salaries limited to 25% of the total grant), postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses. Indirect costs are not allowable expenses.

Letter of Intent Deadline: June 16, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. At the start of the grant term on December 1, 2022, applicants must:

  • Hold an appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor.
    • If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of submission, and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.
    • If the future position is at a different institution than the applicant’s current institution, the applicant must contact the AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (the AACR’s SRGA) at grants@aacr.org before submitting their Letter of Intent for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
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