Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
|Application deadline:||October 29, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time|
|Decision date:||March 2014|
|Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at AACR Annual Meeting 2014:||April 8, 2014 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Support for travel and complimentary registration to attend the Annual Meeting will be provided separate from the grant.|
|Start of grant term:||July 1, 2014|
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. Applicants must have started their postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship on or after July 2, 2009; i.e., the grant recipient must be in the first five years of their fellowship at the start of the grant term, and not already have a full-time tenure track assistant professor position (or equivalent).
The Pathway to Leadership Grant provides up to five years of support, for a total of $600,000, consisting of two phases. The initial Mentored Phase lasts up to two years, during which time the recipient will receive $75,000 per year and is expected to work closely with a mentor(s) to develop a strong research project. It is expected that during the mentored phase, the recipient will dedicate at least 75 percent time to completing the proposed research plus additional time fulfilling the career development plan. During the subsequent three years, the recipient is expected to be in independent research position and will be funded at $150,000 per year.
Applicants at sponsoring institutions/organizations that do not have a specialized pancreatic program must propose a mentorship team that includes pancreatic cancer research experts from other institutions. Their areas of expertise and mentorship role/responsibilities with the applicant should be described. A communication plan should also be presented, which specifies the proposed frequency and form(s) of communication, that will be maintained with these mentors.
It is anticipated that one Pathway to Leadership Grant will be funded.
Support for the independent phase is not automatic and is contingent upon several factors, including being accepted by an institution, the position being accepted and the institutional resources that will be available, and the successful scientific review of the individual’s mentored phase of the grant.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in the