Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

American Association for Cancer Research
Application or LOI Due Date
Brief Description

The Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research.

This Award represents a joint effort to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation. 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.

The grant provides $300,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient (grant recipient must devote at least 25% effort to the proposed project; and must devote at least 75% of her/his total effort to pancreatic cancer research), any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students’ education and training), or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses.

Grantees supported through this Program will have the opportunity to interact and/or collaborate with other investigators from the network of Lustgarten Foundation-funded investigators and laboratories as well as leading investigators in the AACR.


The AACR Annual Meeting 2021 will be held in a virtual format. Grant recipients must attend the Annual Grant Awards Event to formally accept their grants. The grantees will be contacted regarding arrangements. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees’ registration at this Meeting.

In the event of unforeseen scheduling changes, the grantees will be contacted regarding alternative arrangements.