Funding opportunities for junior faculty offered by the American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the nation's largest and oldest professional society of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research scientists, is now accepting applications for the AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award and AACR Career Development Awards in 2004.

The AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award was established in honor of the late Nobel laureate Dr. Gertrude B. Elion, Past President and Honorary Member of the AACR. Dr. Elion was a Scientist Emeritus at Glaxo Wellcome, where she worked for almost 40 years. According to JP Garnier, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline, "Our support of the AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is one of the ways that we acknowledge the tremendous research efforts by oncology scientists everywhere to help bring hope to cancer patients as we relentlessly pursue cures."

This Award fosters meritorious basic, translational, or clinical cancer research by a tenure-track scientist at the level of Assistant Professor at an academic institution anywhere in the world. The one-year award carries a grant of $50,000 for salary, laboratory supplies, and limited domestic travel. The winner will be required to give a presentation of their research at the 2005 AACR Annual Meeting (April 16-20, 2005, Anaheim, California). Candidates must have completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than July 1 of the application year (2003), and ordinarily not more than five years prior to the award year (2004).

The application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2003. .

The AACR Career Development Awards in Cancer Research are two-year awards of $50,000 per year that support research by scientists at an academic institution at the level of Instructor, Acting Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, or the equivalent. Five Career Development Awards in the areas of translational lung cancer research, pancreatic cancer research, HER Family Pathw

Contact: Sheri Ozard
American Association for Cancer Research

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