American Association for Cancer Research: AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support highly innovative research from young investigators. This award intends 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. Award amount up to $450,000 over three (3) years. The LOI deadline is September 22, 2017 at 1:00pm EST.

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

American Association for Cancer Research: AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research
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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support highly innovative research from young investigators. This award intends 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. The proposed research must represent a highly innovative approach to a major contemporary challenge in cancer research. The funded projects must have the potential to lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the field, and transform our understanding of the tumorigenesis process and/or our ability to treat, detect, or prevent cancer. The research can be in any area of basic, translational, or clinical science. 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, 2018, 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.); 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 July 2, 2015); and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. AACR membership is required.

LOI Deadline: September 22, 2017 at 1:00pm EST. Invited full proposals due January 8, 2018 with award notification in March 2018 and start date of July 1, 2018. Application Guidelines: http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Shared%20Documents/2018%20NextGen%20Grants%20LOI%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 Brooke_Church@unc.edu or (919) 962-0024. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance to UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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