Membership Policy

Eligibility Criteria for Full Membership

 Full members must have an independent faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor and at least one of the initial following.

  • Serve as PI or Co-PI on cancer-relevant grant(s) that meet the NCI’s criteria for peer reviewed, research funding.
  • Publication(s) in cancer relevant journal(s).

Independent faculty who are planning to conduct cancer research (e,g, newly hired Assistant Professors; established PIs with a program in another field who wish to start a new program in cancer) but have yet to meet one of the criteria listed above, are eligible to apply for Full Membership. 

It is expected that all Full Members will meet the grant funding eligibility criteria within 3 years of receiving JAXCC membership.

Other non-faculty staff who provide specialized scientific or administrative expertise to the overall research mission of the JAXCC and who serve as PI or Co-PI on a grant that contributes to the cancer funding base may be considered for Full membership on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Criteria for Associate Members

 Associate membership is open to faculty, staff and trainees who provide substantive expertise to the overall research mission of the JAXCC and participate in at least one of the following ways:

  • Serve as key personnel on a cancer-relevant, peer-reviewed, externally funded research grant.
  • Authorship on publication(s) in a cancer relevant journal(s).
  • Hold a leadership role in developing resources, reagents, instruments, or methodologies that are integral to achieving cancer center-focused research goals.
  • Principal developer and/or PI of peer-reviewed grant-supported resources and programs for educational outreach to regional and/or national cancer communities including basic and translational researchers, oncologists and patients.
  • JAX-affiliated trainees who are working on cancer relevant projects.

Other faculty and/or staff who provide specialized scientific or administrative expertise to the overall research mission of the JAXCC may be considered for Associate membership on a case-by-case basis.

Membership applications

Candidates for membership may be nominated by the Research Program Committee, other members of the JAXCC, or self-nominate. Contact the Office of the JAX Cancer Center to initiate the request. The Research Program Committee will review and approve all applications for membership.  
All invitations to new members, or notification of a change in membership status, are issued as letters from the Chair of the Research Program committee.
New, approved members may be added at any time.

Membership responsibilities:

 Responsibilities for all members include:

  • Provide a current, NIH-formatted Biosketch and a brief description of the member’s cancer-related research and activities for use on the Cancer Center website and in other cancer center related communications.
  • Participate in Cancer Center program meetings and interest groups.
  • Engage in collaborative cancer research with internal and external colleagues.
  • Participate in JAXCC educational programs and activities.
  • Acknowledge JAXCC affiliation and NCI CCSG (P30 CA034196) in publications, presentations, and posters as appropriate.
  • Serve as scientific reviewers for JAXCC pilot project applications as requested.

Membership review: Membership can be maintained as long as the individual fulfills the criteria necessary for the initial appointment. Membership status is reviewed at least every 2 years by the Research Program Committee.

Membership Benefits:

  • Invitation to Cancer Center sponsored seminars, workshops and retreats.
  • Free registration for the Cancer Short Course and other JAX sponsored cancer related courses and conferences.
  • Assurance of access to the shared resources.
  • Enhanced opportunities to develop collaborative research efforts.
  • Access to JAX CC administrative resources and personnel.
  • Full Members may apply for CCSG sponsored pilot and/or new investigator awards. Associate members may apply for Pilot awards with a Full Member as Co-PI.

Trainee Associate members may receive these additional benefits.

  • Invitation to the JAXCC Trainee Symposium
  • Eligible for JAXCC-funded travel awards
  • Invitation to act as session host at the Cancer Research Forum
  • Access to JAXCC-facilitated translational/clinical oncology experiences, including the GTB
  • Registration support to attend virtual conferences with mentor
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement as a JAX Cancer Scholar on meeting the following requirements
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Fulfill the Ethics course requirement and JAX DEI training (TBD)
  • Participate/register in Cancer Short Course
  • Participate in Introduction to the GTB and annual attendance at a GTB
  • Give a cancer-relevant presentation (poster or seminar) at an extramural regional or national conference

If you have any questions about this policy, or about becoming a JAXCC member, please contact kate.macko@jax.org.


NCI peer-reviewed grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts: R00, R01, R03, R15, R18, R21, R24, R25, R33, R37, R41, R42, R43, R44, R55, R56, P01, P20, P30s other than the CCSG, P50, SC1, SC2, U01, U10, U19, U54, U56, T32, K and F series awards and N01s (excluding SEER and other N01s funding materials, services, or research resources). Other NIH Institutes and Approved Funding Organizations. https://cancercenters.cancer.gov/documents/PeerReviewFundingOrganizations508C.pdf

Research Program Committee members: Director, Deputy Director (Chair), Co-Program Leaders, AD Research Administration, Director of Research Program Development with others as needed.