American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators.

Visit the AACR website for all current funding opportunities: http://www.aacr.org/FUNDING/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX#.VpkJNDahtkI 

Some recent AACR opportunities included:

AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships

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. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.

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

Letter of intent deadline 10/13/2015

Application deadline 1/19/2016

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant 

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant represents a joint effort to ensure the future leadership of pancreatic cancer research by supporting outstanding early career investigators beginning in their postdoctoral research positions and continuing through their successful transition to independence.

Application deadline 10/27/2015