American Association for Cancer Research | Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award


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Date 04.03.2024
Category Call for proposal

The AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award represents an effort to encourage and support tenure-eligible junior faculty members. The research proposed for funding must focus on cancer aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention and may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature.

Duration:  1 year

Funding:  $225,000 USD


  • Applicants must be AACR Active members. Non-members can apply for membership online. Please review the Membership Categories for the category that best fits your qualifications.
  • There are no citizenship requirements, and the call is open to research institutions anywhere in the world.
  • Candidates should hold a tenure-eligible appointment 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 cannot be tenured or under consideration for a tenured academic position at the time of the application. Applicants that have progressed to associate professor appointments are also not eligible.)

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via the ProposalCentral online platform following the guidelines available here.
Applicants will be notified of a decision in April, and the full application deadline is 3 June 2024.

Application Deadline:
4 March 2024, 1PM US Eastern Time.

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • Application portal can be found here and guidelines here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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