AACR Accepting Applications for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award
Funding for innovative research projects in breast and gynaecologic cancers and to invest in the next generation of female early stage scientists domestically and globally.
The Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers was established to accelerate innovation in cancer research for women, by women. The initiative will fund innovative research aimed at progressing outcomes for women’s cancers and to invest in the next generation of women scientists who represent the diverse population they serve.
The Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award, in partnership with Pelotonia and AACR, is designed to fund innovative research projects in breast and gynaecologic cancers and to invest in the next generation of female early stage scientists domestically and globally. The award aims to foster innovation in the understanding, prevention, interception, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast and gynaecologic cancers with the goal of eliminating cancer health disparities and improving patient outcomes.
The research proposed for funding may be in basic, translational, clinical or population sciences. Proposals focused on research into the causes of cancer health disparities and approaches to achieve equity in outcomes as well as applicants belonging to racial or ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in the cancer-related sciences workforce are especially encouraged.
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. Applicants belonging to racial or ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in the cancer-related sciences workforce are especially encouraged to apply.
At the start of the grant term, applicants must:
- Hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor. Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor and assistant professor research track are eligible.
- Have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years. Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency (or equivalent) – whichever date is later – within the past 11 years.
- Devote at least 75% of their total effort to research in breast or a gynaecologic cancer.
- Have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.
Applicants may work at an academic, medical or research institution anywhere in the world. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements, however, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.
No more than one applicant will be awarded from the same institution.
Applicants must be AACR members. Non-members interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the application deadline.
The grant provides $206,000 over two years for expenses related to the research project.
Applications should be submitted by the 28 June 2022 (13:00 US ET) deadline.
(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)