The AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award represents a joint effort to encourage and support tenure-eligible junior faculty. The research proposed for funding must focus on research in cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention and may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature.
The award provides a one-year grant of $75,000 for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; travel; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses.
The recipient of the 2020 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is required to give a presentation of their research in a mini-symposium at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021. (Travel support will be provided, separate from this grant, for the grant recipient to attend the 2021 meeting.)