American Association for Cancer Research: Pancreatic Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research is inviting applications for the Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The award has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer.

To that end, a single grant of up to $300,000 over three years will be awarded to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research. Research must be relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation, which has a focused and unique research strategy that encompasses four key drivers: a focus on patients, integration of science, maximizing leverage, and the cultivation of experts. The proposed project may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer.

To be eligible, applicants must be a female investigator with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Applicants also must have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past eleven years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2010; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on the diploma and/or transcript). There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

See the American Association for Cancer Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.