LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION-AACR CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH, IN HONOR OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research.

This Award represents a joint effort to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research.

The grant provides $300,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students’ education and training), or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses. Indirect costs are not allowable expenses.

Grantees supported through this Program will have the opportunity to interact and/or collaborate with other investigators from the network of Lustgarten Foundation-funded investigators and laboratories as well as leading investigators in the AACR’s grantee community.

Deadlines

  • Required Letter of Intent: Oct. 16, 2023
  • Full Applications: Jan. 8, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be female investigators with 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, 2024, applicants must:

  • Hold a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are eligible. Applicants that have progressed to associate professor appointments are not eligible.
  • If eligibility is based on a future position, the applicant must contact 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 and ability to hold independent funding as confirmed by their institution.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

Amount

$300,000

Funding Type

Award
Grant

Eligibility

Junior Faculty
Women
Women of Color

Category

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

External Deadline

October 16, 2023