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Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion worldwide)


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion is funded by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) together with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to encourage and support breast cancer investigators from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in cancer research and to foster their career advancement. Proposed projects must be basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, population health, and/or community-based cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer. 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.
  • Have independent laboratory space as confirmed by their institution.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
  • Belong to racial or ethnic group(s) that has (have) been shown to be traditionally excluded in the cancer related sciences workforce.
    • For U.S. applicants, these groups include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. It is recognized that for both U.S. and international applicants, the traditionally excluded group can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups not listed above may also be eligible to apply for this program. Please contact for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required.
  • Be active AACR members

The Award provides 150,000 USD over a period of 2 years for salaries + benefits and/or non-personnel expenses (no indirect expenses).

Applications are due February 13, 2023.

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