Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR-Novocure Cancer Research Grants represent a joint effort to promote and support independent investigators who are currently conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields; intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells) as well as to encourage independent investigators to enter the TTFields research field. The Inovitro® system (which will be provided by Novocure, if needed), must be included in the experimental design. These grants are intended to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of action of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality and to accelerate the development of new treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer.

Each grant provides $350,000 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; travel; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; other research expenses; and indirect costs. (*Note that inter-laboratory collaboration is encouraged, particularly for applicants new to TTFields research.)

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 30, 2023 1:00 PM (ET)

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be AACR Active members who are independent investigators and 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.

Current and past recipients of an AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants are not eligible to apply. Multiple applications for the AACR-Novocure Cancer Research Grant or AACR-Novocure Career Development Award for Cancer Research may be submitted from the same institution as long as the applicants are not collaborators on an active grant.

Current AACR Grantees may apply if their current grant ends before the start of the grant term of this funding opportunity i.e., grant start date, and must be up to date with all reporting requirements to be considered eligible. Please contact the AACR’s SRGA for confirmation before submitting a Letter of Intent.

Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for‐profit private industry may serve as Collaborators, but no grant funds may be directed toward these individuals.



Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 30, 2023