Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

AACR-QuadW Foundation Sarcoma Research Fellowship in Memory of Willie Tichenor represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored sarcoma research project. 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. However, grant funds cannot be used to compensate for clinical practice with patients or for indirect costs.

Deadline: Nov. 8, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

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 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 (AACR’s SRGA) 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 the 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 five years.
  • Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
    • There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.
    • AACR is obligated to comply with U.S. laws and regulations regarding research and related transactions in countries subject to U.S. Government enforcement of economic and trade sanctions for particular foreign poligy and national security reasons. If your proposed project involves U.S. Government sanctioned countries subject to restrictions, please contact the AACR’s SRGA at grants@aacr.org.



Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 8, 2023