Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields in NSCLC Research Grant represents a joint effort to promote and support independent investigators to conduct innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields; intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). This grant is 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 NSCLC. Research projects should examine the use of TTFields as a therapeutic modality in NSCLC.

The  grant provides $350,000 over three years ($125,000 for year 1 and 2, and $100,000 for year 3) 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 interlaboratory collaboration is encouraged.)

Deadline: Sep. 20, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Institutions may submit multiple applications for the AACR-Novocure Career Development Award for Tumor Treating Fields in Ovarian Cancer Research and the AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields in NSCLC Research Grant for multiple applicants. However, no more than one applicant will be awarded from the same department of an institution.

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.

Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields  in NSCLC Research Grant but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.

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 towards these individuals.

Current and past recipients of an AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants are not eligible to apply. Collaborators or other participants of an active AACR Novocure grant (at the time of application deadline) are also not eligible to apply.



Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 20, 2022