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Posted: 4/30/2024


The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF)-AACR NextGen Grant 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.

While the research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature in any area of cancer research, the 2024 TNBCF-AACR NextGen Grant will be awarded only to triple negative breast cancer-focused projects.

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: May 16, 2024 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 November 1, 2024, 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)
    • 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.
    • If the future position is at a different institution than the applicant’s current institution, the applicant must contact the AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (AACR’s RGA) at grants@aacr.org before submitting their Letter of Intent for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
  • Have held a tenure-eligible assistant professor appointment for no more than three years (i.e., cannot have held a tenure-eligible appointment prior to November 1, 2021)
  • 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 Letter of Intent.

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