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Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research

Grant to USA & Foreign Doctoral Researcher
for Groundbreaking Cancer Prevention Projects

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American Association for Cancer Research

Deadline Date:

01/21/14 Noon ET


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One grant of $67,500 annually is available to USA and international medical doctors and other individuals holding doctoral degrees or the equivalent to conduct basic, clinical, epidemiological, or translational research into cancer prevention. Junior faculty (within the first five years of an appointment) can propose projects that are innovative and novel with the possibility of a strong impact on cancer prevention.

The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty to pursue novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer prevention research. Travel support is included to help foster interactions and collaborations among cancer scientists studying various aspects of cancer biology and to disseminate scientific knowledge about cancer prevention research within the field.

Proposed projects may differ from current accepted practice and break new ground or extend previous findings in new directions and therefore, may not be supported by substantial preliminary data. Accordingly, such projects will be evaluated based on the conceptual framework, the level of innovation, and the potential for high reward. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and can be in any discipline of cancer prevention research.

The grant provides funding for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and for attendance at an AACR Annual Meeting, AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, or other AACR meeting for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange about the funded research.

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GrantWatch ID#: 138622

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$135,000 over two years ($67,500 per year).

Term of Contract:

Two years. Start date: July 1, 2014.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2014, applicants must:

- Hold a full-time faculty position with the title of instructor, research assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty position.

- Have held a full-time faculty position or the equivalent for no more than 5 years (i.e., cannot have had a full-time faculty appointment before July 2, 2009).

- Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.)

AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR active membership by Thursday, January 23, 2014. The application will be applied to 2014 membership dues. Download an application here.

All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.

Past AACR grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.

-Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry.
-Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant.
-Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.

Pre-Application Information:

Investigators may submit only one application for the Landon Foundation‐AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research 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.

Each applicant must have a nominator and a letter of reference from the nominator must accompany the online application. A nominator must be the applicant’s department chair, division head, or dean. If the nominator is not an active, emeritus, or honorary member of AACR, an additional letter of reference from an endorser who is an active, emeritus, or honorary member of AACR must accompany the application.

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Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014: April 8, 2014
Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grant recipient’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ms. Ashley Jones
(215) 446‐7280
267‐765‐1021 (FAX)

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