CCF Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer (10.2.17)

September 5, 2017
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

Conquer Cancer Foundation -- Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) in Breast Cancer

Funding Agency: American Society of Clinical Oncology 

The Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) is a topic-specific competition designed to support physician-scientists committed to performing original, clinical cancer research in an area not currently funded. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. The ACRA is a three-year grant totaling $450,000 to pay for personnel and/or research expenses, and travel to attend the CCF Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. 

Past ACRA topics have included:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Glioma
  • Hematological Malignancies
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoma

The number of ACRA grants in each funding cycle is not predetermined by the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds. 

Funding Amount: $450,000

Application Deadlines: Oct. 2, 2017

Eligibility: Faculty, Junior Faculty

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Advanced Clinical Research Award:

  • Be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) working in any country
  • Be in the fourth to ninth year of a full-time, primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission.
  • Have completed productive post-doctoral/post fellowship research and demonstrated the ability to undertake independent investigator-initiated clinical research.
  • Be an ASCO member (Full Member or International Corresponding Member) or have submitted a membership application with the grant application.
  • Be able to commit 75% of full-time effort in research (applies to total research, not just the proposed project) during the award period.

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