August 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.U.S. Eastern Time.


Cambridge, Massachusetts,USA.

(Paid Opportunity)


AACR-Bayer Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships.

The AACR-Bayer Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships Program is designed to encourage exceptional clinical research by bridging close collaboration between academia and industry.
Besides training in patient care, additional training in laboratory or clinical research are required for clinical fellows in order to stay up-to-date with the pace of medical progress. As such, many fellowship programs offer at least 12-months research time to these fellows to ensure they have sufficient expertise to contribute to laboratory-based research projects or clinical trials that will advance medical practice and improve patient outcomes.

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April 28, 2020 – Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees’ registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.
Selected clinical researchers will be provided with real-world experience in clinical development at the facilities of Bayer, including drug development, clinical trial design, and data analysis. They will be accountable for executing clinical research project(s) and completing the research within the one-year program. Outstanding fellows may be invited to extend the fellowship for an additional year. Opportunities for publication and presentation of the research will be provided.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Clinical Oncology.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 Year.

  • Time to be spent at the Bayer over this one-year period can be flexible and is determined upon mutual agreement between the selected fellow and Bayer.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • During the research year at the Bayer facility, the fellows will be paired with a Bayer scientist who will serve as their mentor and shadow the mentor on their various activities, including meetings with project and study teams. This includes discussions on various topics (e.g., Regulatory strategy, Statistics, Marketing, Clinical Operations) with key stakeholders.
  • Research conducted during this year will provide the fellow with the opportunity to gain experience in drug development and understand challenges in early-stage and late-stage clinical research. Depending on the background of the fellow, additional focus areas can also be provided (e.g., preclinical research, biomarker discovery).
  • The training experience during the course of the fellowship includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Learning about trial design, data analysis, and protocol development.
    • Designing and completing a clinical research project.
    • Participating in weekly meetings.
    • Participating in additional training on site.
    • Opportunities for publication and presentation of the research.
  • There are no citizenship requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, the applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term.
  • Applicants must have a medical degree (including MD, DO, or MD/PhD) in a related field, and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
  • Additionally, at the start of the grant term, eligible applicants must have completed their most recent residency within the past five years and must be currently working at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
  • Clinical researchers currently enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States are particularly encouraged to apply. Exceptional senior residents are also encouraged to apply.
  • Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Bayer CORE Training Fellowships but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded.
  • Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.
  • Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Clinical fellows applying from a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.) are not eligible.
  • Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Each fellowship provides $100,000 over one year to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working at a Bayer facility in Cambridge, MA.

How to Apply

First Step: AACR requires applicants to submit an online application by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Monday, August 12, 2019 using the proposalCENTRAL website here.

Second Step:In order to submit a complete application, applicants need to enter information directly into the online application platform as well as upload a number of documents. The following instructions provide details about information that needs to be entered and the materials that need to be uploaded:

  • Applicant Name.
  • Applicant Additional Information: Enter information for the applicant. Applicants must include their contact information, including e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address.
  • Institution & Contacts.
  • Download Templates & Instructions: The Program Guidelines and Application Instructions document, the Grant Agreement document,
  • Letters of references:Enter the e-mail address of the mentor submitting a letter of reference.
  • Budget: Enter expenses for the term of the grant. Applicants must submit a budget in the amount of $100,000.Bayer will provide a limited stipend to allow the fellow to travel to the Bayer site prior to the start of the one-year term to secure accommodations for the one-year term spent at the Bayer site. This stipend will also cover necessary costs for the fellow to travel to and from the Bayer site for the one-year term. Salary and benefit expenses for any individuals other than the grantee, indirect costs, tuition, travel (other than to the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 noted above), professional membership dues, and any other research-related expenses not directly related to this project are not allowable expenses.
  • Application Documents: Formatting Instructions Type size Single-spaced text Margins
  • Prepare and upload the following documents into your application in portable document format (PDF):
    – Applicant Career Development Statement.
    – Budget Justification.
    – Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV). The CV must be in English and include a complete list of publications.
    – Academic Mentor’s Biographical Sketch.
    – Supporting Documentation.
  • PI Data Sheet: Information for gender, race, and ethnicity must be provided to AACR
  • PI Data Additional information.

NOTE: You must read and follow the application instructions in the PDF file here.

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