Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The Lustgarten Foundation-Swim Across America-AACR Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Research Grant represents a joint effort to support innovative research to advance efforts towards the early detection and interception of pancreatic cancer. The proposed project may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature, must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer, and be aligned with the goals and priorities of the Lustgarten Foundation.

Applications from investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas and approaches that can be applied to pancreatic cancer research are especially encouraged.

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 permitted.

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.


  • Required Letter of Intent: Oct. 18, 2022
  • Full Applications: Jan. 24, 2023

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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.
  • Applications will be accepted from independent investigators who are employed by an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of submission and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.

Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 18, 2022