AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship Career Development Award for Angiogenesis Research in USA, and applications are submitted till August 16, 2017. Applications are invited for AACR Fellowship support a mentored physician-scientist to conduct research in the field of tumor angiogenesis. The fellowship provides a two-year grant of $150,000 ($75,000 per year) to support the salary and benefits of the mentored physician-scientist while working on a cancer research project relevant to tumor angiogenesis. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level: Fellowship is available to conduct research.
Field(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of tumor angiogenesis. Proposed research projects can be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature, and should seek to advance the field of tumor angiogenesis and/or anti-angiogenic therapy research in cancer.
Deadline: August 16, 2017
Funded By: American Association for Cancer Research
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship is targeted for applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this AACR fellowship.
‣ No. of awards: It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.
‣ Scholarship Tenure : The duration of award is two years.
‣Value of Scholarship : The fellowship provides a two-year grant of $150,000 ($75,000 per year) to support the salary and benefits of the mentored physician-scientist while working on a cancer research project relevant to tumor angiogenesis. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel to the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
The AACR and the American Cancer Society established this award in 1992 to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention.
The winner of the 27th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention will receive an honorarium of $5,000, give an award lecture, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2018, in Chicago, IL, USA (April 14-18, 2018).
Research Project Criteria
‣ Proposed research projects can be basic, translational, or clinical in nature, and must substantially advance the field of tumor angiogenesis.
‣At the start of the grant term on October 1, 2016, applicants must hold a full-time faculty position with the title of instructor, research assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty position; have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years; have independent laboratory space as confirmed by your institution; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
‣ Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
‣ Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
‣ Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past AACR grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
‣ Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR Judah Folkman Career Development Award for Angiogenesis Research but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.
‣ There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which he/she is not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which he/she applied.
Selection Criteria for AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship
The Committee will consider the following criteria when reviewing applications and determining funding decisions:
‣ Applicant: What training and experience does the applicant have to ensure successful implementation of the proposed project? Is his/her academic record and research experience of high quality? Does the applicant have the potential to develop as an independent and productive cancer researcher in the field of tumor angiogenesis research?-Project Proposal: Is the proposed project of high scientific quality? Is the budget fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed project?
‣ Mentor: Does the mentor have research qualifications and a demonstrated record of mentorship? Is there evidence of a match between the research interests of the applicant and that of the mentor to ensure the applicant’s development as a cancer researcher in the field of tumor angiogenesis research?
‣ Training Environment: Is the institutional environment for the scientific development of the applicant high quality? Is there appropriate institutional commitment to foster the applicant’s training to become a productive cancer researcher in the field of tumor angiogenesis research? The Committee will consider each year’s applicants independently, without regard to the topics covered in previously funded proposals or to the institutions of the previous grantees.
AACR Membership Requirements
‣ AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active Membership by Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The application will be applied to 2016 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official AACR Membership Application online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents.
Candidates will be considered by a committee of international cancer leaders appointed by the president of the AACR. After careful deliberations by the award committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the executive committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision. Selection of the award winner will be made on the basis of the candidate's cancer research accomplishments in the fields of epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.
Notification for AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship
‣ Applicants will be notified by September 2017.
Scholarship Application Method
Nominations may be made by any scientist, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves.
Nominations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. U.S. ET on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Paper nominations cannot be accepted. Full nomination instructions and program guidelines are available through the link below.
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‣ Scholarship Applications are due on August 16, 2017
‣ AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by noon, Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.
Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.