AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships for International Applicants in USA, 2017

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Applications are invited for AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships to study in the USA. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this programme.

The AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who has completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years at the start of the grant term.

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research.

Study Subject: Research projects may be in any area of basic cancer research.

Scholarship Award: The fellowships provide one-year grants of $50,000-$55,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project.

Scholarship can be taken in USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2017, applicants must: hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; have completed his or her most recent doctoral degree within the past three years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 2, 2014); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
  • Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency – whichever date is later – within the past three years (time spent in medical specialty or subspecialty training is not considered part of medical residency and will be counted against the three-year window).
  • If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application, and can not be contingent upon receiving this grant.
  • 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 Basic Cancer Research Fellowships, 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.
  • Investigators currently or previously holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award.

Nationality: There is no citizenship or geographic requirements. Therefore applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years at the start of the grant term.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships in the USA

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 18-January-2017.

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