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AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Angiogenesis Research in USA, 2015

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 $100,000 ($50,000 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 recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting. The application deadline is July 22, 2015.

Study Subject(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.
Course Level: Fellowship is available to conduct research.
Scholarship Provider:
American Association for Cancer Research
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
-Applicants must have a medical degree (MD, DO, or international equivalent), or hold a combined MD/PhD, and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
-At the start of the grant term on October 1, 2015, applicants must hold a full-time position with protected mentored research time with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent (In order for applicant to be considered eligible, any pending full-time mentored position can not be contingent upon receiving this grant); have completed his or her most recent medical residency or doctoral degree – whichever date is later – within the past 5 years (i.e., most recent residency cannot have been completed/degree cannot have been conferred before October 2, 2010); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
-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 grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
-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.
-There are no citizenship requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States.
-AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this AACR fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The AACR Judah Folkman Fellowship for Angiogenesis Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a mentored physician-scientist to conduct research in the field of tumor angiogenesis and to establish a successful career path in this field. Proposed research projects can be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature, and must substantially advance the field of tumor angiogenesis. The fellowship provides a two-year grant of $100,000 ($50,000 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.

Number of award(s): It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.

Duration of award(s): The duration of award is two years.

What does it cover? The fellowship provides a two-year grant of $100,000 ($50,000 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.

Selection Criteria: 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.

Notification: Applicants will be notified by September 2015.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 22, 2015.

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