Advanced Clinical Research Award

The Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) is a topic-specific competition designed to fund investigators who are committed to clinical cancer research. Past topics have included breast cancer, colorectal cancer, hematological malignancies, lung cancer, and sarcoma. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed.

The ACRA is a three-year cancer research grant totaling $450,000, paid in three annual increments of $150,000 to the awardee’s institution. The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is in the 4th to 9th year of a full-time faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution at the time of the research grant submission.

The 2015 ACRA in Breast Cancer application cycle is now closed.  Please read the 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information on the ACRA in Breast Cancer.


2014 and 2015 ACRA in Breast Cancer Supporter: