Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Award

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards represent a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field.

The grants provide $200,000 over two 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, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Oct. 4, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

​At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2017, applicants must: hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent (Applicants that have progressed to associate professor appointments are not eligible.); have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2006); have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States. 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

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 (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the 11-year window).

Investigators may submit only one Letter of Intent for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards 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.

Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.

Investigators who currently, or have been, a Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 award, or their equivalent, are not eligible. Qualified investigators are invited to apply for AACR grants for independent investigators.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 4, 2016