BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION-AACR CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion represent a focused effort to encourage and support investigators from diverse backgrounds traditionally excluded in cancer research and to foster their career advancement. This grants program also intends to build a more diverse and inclusive future for breast cancer research. Eligibility is limited to members of racial or ethnic groups that have been shown to be traditionally excluded in the cancer related sciences workforce. Selection is competitive and will be based on outstanding accomplishments both in scientific research and in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the cancer research community.

Proposed projects must be basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, population health, and/or community-based cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer. Research that aims to advance the science of understanding cancer health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities that has relevance to breast cancer will also be considered.

The grants provide $150,000 over two years 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), research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must belong to racial or ethnic group(s) that has (have) been shown to be traditionally excluded in the cancer related sciences workforce. For U.S. applicants, these groups include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. It is recognized that for both U.S. and international applicants, the traditionally excluded group can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups not listed above may also be eligible to apply for this program.  Please contact grants@aacr.org for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2022, applicants must:

  • Hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, 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 the AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (the AACR’s SRGA) at grants@aacr.org before submitting their application for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
  • Have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world

Amount

$150,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

African American
Hispanic
Junior Faculty
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Women of Color

Category

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

External Deadline

November 30, 2021