AACR-OCULAR MELANOMA FOUNDATION JOANNE BARLIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Joanne Barlia Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a similar field. The research proposed for funding must be translational or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma.

The fellowship provides a two-year grant of $130,000 for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Deadline: March 21, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

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.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2024 applicants must:

  • Hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent.

    • 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.
    • If the future position is at a different institution than the applicant’s current institution, the applicant must contact AACR’s Research and Grants Administration Department (AACR’s RGA) at grants@aacr.org before submitting their application for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
  • Have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2019; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred as indicated on your diploma and/or transcript).
    • Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past 5 years.
  • Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

Amount

$130,000

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 21, 2024