Research Grants

ACD Fellowships: Request for Applications

ACD is pleased to announce a call for fellowship applications. We will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2023 with a deadline of November 30, 2023. Funding will begin in January 2024. Fellowship awards carry a letter of recognition and funding of $15,000-$30,000 for one year with the option to re-apply. All topics will be considered but preference will be given to proposals that facilitate progress to the clinic, e.g. method/assay development for biomarkers, model/reagent development, drug screening, etc.

Application Format:
To apply for an ACD fellowship, please provide the following:

  1. Proposal with specific aims, methods and impact statement (no more than 5 pages)
  2. Biosketch/CV
  3. Letter of support

Applications can be submitted to 

Dates of application:
October 1st, 2023 – November 30th, 2023

Each proposal will be evaluated by the ACD board. A decision will be conveyed in and funding will commence by January 31st, 2024. 

As part of this opportunity, ACD fellows will be introduced and required to present their work at the 2024 CCDS Conference. 

For more information, please contact