Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Career Development Award, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a similar field.

The grant provides $75,000 over one year for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborator, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students’ education and training), 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: Jan. 7, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in a related field and not currently a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2010; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on their diploma and/or transcript).

Addtionally, applicants must hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 7, 2021