AACR-AstraZeneca Fellowship in Ovarian Cancer Research


The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional organisation dedicated to advancing cancer research. The Association works to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration. In partnership with AstraZeneca - a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases and Respiratory - the AACR is offering the AACR-AstraZeneca Fellowship in Ovarian Cancer Research.

The Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ovarian cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding must have direct applicability to ovarian cancer and must place a specific focus on DNA damage repair pathways. Research projects may be basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological in nature.

Funding can be used to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored ovarian cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may also be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

At the start of the grant term, applicants must:

  • Hold a full-time, mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or equivalent.
  • Have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past five years.
  • Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements, although applicants applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.

AACR membership is required. Non-members interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by the deadline.

The fellowship has a value of up to $120,000 over two years. It is anticipated that one fellowship will be awarded.

Online applications must be made via the proposalCENTRAL website.

Applications should be submitted by 17 January 2019 (1pm US Eastern Central Time).

Decisions will be announced by February 2019. The grant term will begin on 1 July 2019.