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AACR Career Development Awards in Lung Cancer Research (worldwide)


The AACR Career Development Awards in Lung Cancer Research are funded by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and support early-career investigators in lung cancer research. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, 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, 2023, applicants must:

  • Hold a faculty position with the title of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or the equivalent
  • Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency (or equivalent) – whichever date is later – within the past 11 years.
  • Have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past 11 years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2012; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred as indicated on their diploma and/or transcript)
  • Have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world
  • Active AACR members

The award provides 250,000 USD over 2 years and does not cover indirect costs.

Applications are due on January 5, 2023.

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