AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants Announced

This two year grant is for early to mid-career investigators working on ‘high-risk, high-reward’ cancer research.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a large professional organisation dedicated to advancing cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration.

The AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants are a joint effort to stimulate ‘high-risk, high-reward’ research from early to mid-career investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that might not be funded through conventional channels.

It is expected that these grants will catalyse significant scientific discoveries that will advance understanding of cancer and have a potentially transformative impact on future clinical practice. Research projects may be basic, translational or clinical in nature and must represent a highly innovative approach to a major problem or challenge in cancer research.

Applications will be accepted from researchers who will hold, at the start of the grant term, an appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor and work at an academic, medical or research institution. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. AACR membership is required.

The grant amount is $400,000 for a period of two years.

Letters of Intent should be submitted by the 29 June 2021 (13:00 US EDT) deadline.