Funding opportunities for junior faculty offered by the American Association for Cancer Research

August 15, 2003

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the nation's largest and oldest professional society of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research scientists, is now accepting applications for the AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award and AACR Career Development Awards in 2004.

The AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award was established in honor of the late Nobel laureate Dr. Gertrude B. Elion, Past President and Honorary Member of the AACR. Dr. Elion was a Scientist Emeritus at Glaxo Wellcome, where she worked for almost 40 years. According to JP Garnier, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline, "Our support of the AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is one of the ways that we acknowledge the tremendous research efforts by oncology scientists everywhere to help bring hope to cancer patients as we relentlessly pursue cures."

This Award fosters meritorious basic, translational, or clinical cancer research by a tenure-track scientist at the level of Assistant Professor at an academic institution anywhere in the world. The one-year award carries a grant of $50,000 for salary, laboratory supplies, and limited domestic travel. The winner will be required to give a presentation of their research at the 2005 AACR Annual Meeting (April 16-20, 2005, Anaheim, California). Candidates must have completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than July 1 of the application year (2003), and ordinarily not more than five years prior to the award year (2004).

The application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2003.

The AACR Career Development Awards in Cancer Research are two-year awards of $50,000 per year that support research by scientists at an academic institution at the level of Instructor, Acting Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, or the equivalent. Five Career Development Awards in the areas of translational lung cancer research, pancreatic cancer research, HER Family Pathway research, breast cancer research, and basic cancer research will be granted in 2004. The application deadline is Friday, November 14, 2003.

Career Development Awards for Instructors, Acting Assistant Professors, and Assistant Professors Candidates for the Awards in pancreatic research, HER Family Pathway research, and basic cancer research must be, by the start of the grant term (July 1, 2004), in the first, second, or third year of a full-time, faculty appointment and hold the title of Instructor, Acting Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty appointment at an academic or medical institution. Certain geographic restrictions apply. Please refer to the AACR Website for details.

Career Development Awards for Assistant Professors

Candidates for the Awards in translational lung cancer research and breast cancer research must be, at the time of application (November 14, 2003), in their first or second year at the level of Assistant Professor or an equivalent full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at an academic institution anywhere in the world.
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The AACR acknowledges the generous support of the following funders of the 2004 AACR Career Development Awards: Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, Genentech BioOncology, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), and Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a professional society of more than 20,000 laboratory and clinical scientists engaged in cancer research in the United States and more than 60 other countries. AACR's mission is to accelerate the prevention and cure of cancer through research, education, communication and advocacy. Its principal activities include the publication of five major peer-reviewed scientific journals (Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention). AACR's Annual Meeting attracts more than 16,000 participants who share new and significant discoveries in the cancer field, and the AACR's specialty meetings throughout the year focus on all the important areas of basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

American Association for Cancer Research

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