23 January 2019


Georgia, USA



AACR-Novocure Discovery Grants

These grants are intended to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of action of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality and to accelerate the development of novel treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer.

More Details

Novocure and the AACR are proud to announce the inaugural AACR-Novocure Discovery Grants. These grants represent a joint effort to promote and support innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Medicine

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
  • Applications will be accepted from independent investigators who are affiliated with an institution that already has the InovitroTM TTFields Lab Bench System, and who are bound by the provisions of a Materials Transfer Agreement with Novocure in effect for the entire duration of the project to be performed pursuant to the grant hereunder (and Novocure and such grant recipient (or institution) shall enter into an amendment to the existing Materials Transfer Agreement, to include such project, to the extent required by Novocure).
  • Investigators may submit only one application for a 2019 AACR-Novocure Discovery Grants but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants.
  • Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for‐profit private industry may serve as Collaborators, but no grant funds may be directed towards these individuals.
  • Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.
  • Members of the Scientific Review Committee are not eligible to apply for a 2019 AACR-Novocure Discovery Grant.

Note: All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration at before submitting an application.

Research Criteria: 

  • Research projects should examine the preclinical use of TTFields as a therapeutic modality. Projects may be basic or translational in nature. TTFields can be used alone or in combinations with other agents.
  • Applications are invited from researchers affiliated with institutions* that already have the InovitroTM TTFields Lab Bench System from Novocure (*please see the list of approved institutions on page 13 of the Program Guidelines document).

Opportunity Cost


  • Each grant provides $25,000 for expenses related to the research project.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account here.

Second Step: After logging in, complete your Professional Profile (green tab) before starting an application.

Third Step: Click on “Grant Opportunities”, then search for (AACR-Novocure Discovery Grants).

Fourth Step: Click “Apply Now” to start your application.

Fifth Step: The application contains the following:

  1. Title Page
  2. Download Templates & Instructions
  3. Enable other users to access this proposal. (Optional)
  4. Enter information for the applicant.
  5. Institution and Contacts: Enter information regarding the applicant’s institution, the mentor, the endorser (if applicable), and signing official.
  6. Scientific Abstract: The abstract is limited to 3,000 characters (including spaces).
  7. Budget: Applicants must submit a budget in the amount of $25,000 total over a one-year grant term.
  8. Organizational Assurances: Select the appropriate assurances options for your proposed research and complete the Approved or Pending Date field as appropriate.
  9. Application Documents: Attach Files: curriculum vitae, signature page, budget justification, grant agreement signature page, letter(s) of Reference – BLIND, mentor biographical sketch(es), pending other support, project milestones, research project proposal, and secured other support.

Sixth StepClick the “Submit” link. An e-mail will be sent to you confirming your submission.

For more information check here.

Apply Now

More Details

Know more about this opportunity:

Official Website

Marj3 recommended links

To learn how to write CV, Essays, Personal statement,  and know about recommendation letters click here:

Marj3 recommended links

This Scholarship Published by:
Basem Eliwa/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Abdelrahman sabry/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team