The AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent a funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence.

The grants provide $450,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs.

Letter of Intent Deadline : May 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Applicants notified of decision status of letter of intent : June 2020

Full Application Deadline (for those invited to apply based on the Letter of Intent): August 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Notification of Award: September 2020

Grants Reception & Dinner at AACR Annual Meeting 2021 :April 13, 2021 Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Start of Grant Term: November 1, 2020

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.

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