AACR-Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

​The AACR-Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship ​represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct triple negative breast cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to triple negative breast cancer.

This grant, supported by the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation provides a three-year grant of $165,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored triple negative breast cancer research. 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: Dec. 13, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2018, applicants must: hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; Have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past three years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2015); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

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.

Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past three years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the three-year window).

Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Research Fellowship 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.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 13, 2017