Raymond and Beverly Sackler AACR Fellowships, USA

Raymond and Beverly Sackler AACR Fellowships, Research, USA

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler AACR Fellowships for Ileal Carcinoid Tumor Research are open to postdoctoral fellows and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first 5 years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term.

Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as from investigators with experience in other areas of cancer research who have promising ideas or research approaches that can be applied to ileal carcinoid tumor research.

The AACR Fellowship provides a 2 year grant of $ 100,000 ($ 50,000 per year) to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow. A partial amount of funds, up to 25% of the total grant, may be designated for direct research expenses.

It is anticipated that two fellowships will be funded. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct application and relevance to ileal carcinoid tumors.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, or a combined clinical and research doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.

AACR Fellowship Applicants must be in the first 5 years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world at the start of the grant term on February 1, 2011.

Applicants must have started their fellowship no earlier than February 2, 2006 and no later than February 1, 2011. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

When calculating the experience of an applicant with two doctoral degrees, AACR includes all days of postdoctoral cancer research experience from the date of the applicant’s most recently obtained doctoral degree or the start date of the postdoctoral position, whichever is first.

All days of cancer related postdoctoral experience will be combined to determine an applicant’s eligibility, including research conducted in separate laboratories and research that is not consecutive.

Parental leave or other well justified leave from postdoctoral research training for pressing personal or family situations of generally less than 12 months’ duration and clinical training time with no research involvement (e.g., residency training) are not counted against the eligibility limit.

Applicants whose experience exceeds the maximum but who believe they are eligible should contact AACR before submitting an application to determine their eligibility (e.g., if some of their postdoctoral experience was in a field other than cancer research or there was a break in their career as described above).

Application Deadline : 15th September 2010.

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