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 that are under-represented in cancer research and to foster their career advancement. This grant programs 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 underrepresented in the biomedical workforce who are 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.

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: Dec. 18, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must belong to racial or ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical workforce as confirmed by their institution. 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. For international applicants, it is recognized that underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups that are demonstrated to be underrepresented by their institution but not listed above are also eligible to apply for this program. Individual demographic information must be provided during application.

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 degree.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2021, applicants must hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent; have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2010); have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past 11 years and have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.

Investigators may submit only one application for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion 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.

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

December 18, 2020