New fund now open to female breast and gynaecologic cancer investigators 

The AACR has announced a new funding opportunity in collaboration with Victoria’s Secret and Pelotonia. 

The fund is for female investigators researching breast and gynaecologic cancers that focus on prevention, detection, diagnostic, and treatment innovations for breast and gynaecologic cancers and advancing outcomes for cancer health disparities. 

The application deadline is June 7. 

The Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award is intended to fund innovative research projects in breast and gynaecologic cancers and to invest in the next generation of female early-stage scientists domestically and globally.  

The aim of the award is to foster innovation in the understanding, prevention, interception, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast and gynaecologic cancers with the goal of eliminating cancer health disparities and improving patient outcomes. 

Proposals focused on research into the causes of cancer health disparities and approaches to achieve equity in outcomes, as well as applicants belonging to racial or ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in the cancer-related sciences workforce are especially encouraged. 

The grant provides $206,000 over two years for expenses related to the research project. 

Proposed projects may be in basic, translational, clinical, or population sciences related research and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, prevention, interception, early detection, diagnosis, or treatment of breast or a gynaecologic cancer. 

Applicants must be AACR Active members with a doctoral degree in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. 

Download the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions. 

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