Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 12/2/2022


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent the AACR’s flagship funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence.

This grant is a focused effort to encourage and support investigators from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in cancer research to foster their career advancement and build a more diverse, inclusive future for cancer research.

The grants provide $450,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs.

Letter of Intent Deadline: January 23, 2023 1:00 PM (ET)

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, 2023 applicants must:

  • Hold a tenure-eligible appointment (or equivalent, if institution does not follow a tenure system) at the rank of assistant professor
    • appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible. Applicants that have progressed to associate professor appointments are also not eligible
  • Have held a tenure-eligible assistant professor appointment for no more than three years
    • cannot have held a tenure-eligible appointment prior to July 1, 2020
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world

Final determinations of eligibility will not be completed until the AACR is in receipt of the submitted application.

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