Short Notice Funding Opportunity -- American Association for Cancer Research: AACR Getrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award

The American Association for Cancer Research is accepting applications to support tenure-eligible junior faculty whose proposed research focuses on cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment or prevention and may be basic, translational or clinical in nature. The recipient of the 2017 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is required to give a presentation of their research in a minisymposium at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. Award amount is up to $75,000 over one year. The application deadline is Nov. 22 by 1 p.m.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

American Association for Cancer Research: AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award
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AACR is accepting applications to support tenure-eligible junior faculty whose proposed research focuses on cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment or prevention and may be basic, translational or clinical in nature. The recipient of the 2017 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is required to give a presentation of their research in a minisymposium at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. (Travel support will be provided, separate from this grant, for the grant recipient to attend the 2018 meeting.) Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, 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 July 1, 2017, 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. Also, eligible applicants must have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2006; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on their diploma and/or transcript). There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. AACR membership is required. Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. Investigators who currently, or have been, a Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 award, DP2 award, MIRA award, or the equivalent, are not eligible.

Application Deadline: Nov. 22, 2016 by 1:00 p.m. EST. Award notification will be in March 2017 with the grant term start date of July 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Grant%20Assets/2017%20Elion%20PG.pdf

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Brooke Church, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Health Affairs, at or 919-962-0024. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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