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.
Applications for the 2015 ACRA in Breast Cancer open on September 1, 2014 and Letters of Intent (LOI) are due by September 30, 2014. Invited full applications are due by November 19, 2014. For more information on the ACRA in Breast Cancer and instructions for completing an online application in easygrants, please read the 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP).
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