July 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time





AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grants.
The AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grants represent a joint effort to address the need for promoting and supporting collaborative cancer research in areas that include digital therapeutics and smoking cessation biomarkers/behavioral phenotyping, to bolster our understanding of how lung cancer can be successfully intercepted.

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This project must be implemented by a multi-institutional team, composed of Principal Investigators from at least two, but no more than three, different institutions and include a clinical component with an endpoint relevant to improving the detection or treatment of lung cancer.
Notification of Award will be November 2019.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Lung Cancer.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 Years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • ​​At least two, but no more than three, co-applicants from distinct institutions are required. The team will be directed by the Lead Principal Investigator (Lead PI) and include up to two additional co-Principal Investigators (co-PIs). The Lead PI is responsible for the application, disbursement of funds to the various research projects, the conduct of the projects, and progress reporting.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
  • The Project Team should also include at least one young investigator (e.g., postdoctoral or clinical research fellow; junior faculty member). While not a co-PI, this young investigator should play a key role in the project.
  • Applications will be accepted from independent investigators at all levels who are affiliated with an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
  • There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.
  • AACR membership is required.

Research Project Criteria:

  • Proposals will be accepted for new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to lung cancer prevention and interception.
  • Proposed research should be transnational in nature and include a clinical component with an endpoint relevant to improving the detection or treatment of lung cancer.
  • Proposals should focus on the areas of identification of populations at high risk for lung cancer, including digital therapeutics, smoking cessation biomarkers, and/or behavioral phenotyping.
  • Prioritized areas of interest may include:
    clinical trials that would identify unique high-risk patients for lung cancer and demonstrate sustained efficacy through the measurement of both quit rates, as well as disease-related biomarkers; clinical trials that would identify digital therapeutics focused on smoking avoidance for first-time smokers or for former smokers- these therapeutics may consider the impact of social engagement, gaming, and other content relevant for population at a risk of starting or resuming their smoking habit.

Opportunity Cost


  • The Grant will provide $1 million in funding for direct and indirect expenses related to each research project over a three-year time frame.

How to Apply

First Step: AACR requires applicants to submit an online application using the proposalCENTRAL website at

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:
1. TITLE PAGE: Enter the title of the research project.
2. DOWNLOAD TEMPLATES & INSTRUCTIONS: The Program Guidelines and Application Instructions document.
4. APPLICANT: Enter information for the applicant. Applicants must include their contact information, including e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address.
5. INSTITUTION & CONTACTS: Enter information regarding the applicant’s institution and signing official.
6.PROJECT TEAM:Provide contact information for Co-PI(s), Young Investigator, and other personnel proposed for the project team. Project team members should be listed beginning with the most senior role and be separately listed for each of the participating institutions. In addition to the co-PIs, the Project Team should also include at least one young investigator (e.g., postdoctoral or clinical research fellow; junior faculty member).
7. SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT: The abstract is limited to 3,000 characters (including spaces) and should provide a clear, concise, and comprehensive overview of the proposed work.
8. BUDGET:  Applicants must submit a budget in the amount of $1 million total over a three-year grant term. Enter proposed expenses related to the research project, which may include salaries and benefits, research/laboratory supplies, patient clinical trial costs, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs. Funds are expected to also be requested for regular communications among Lead PI, Co-PI(s) , young investigators, and project staff, including travel for face-to-face meetings, and information exchange.
10. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Formatting Instructions.•Type size.•Single-spaced text. Margins. •Page numbering.

NOTE: You have to read carefully and following all the instructions in the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions.

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