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American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

Current Call for Applications: 

Grant applications are now being invited from junior faculty for the award of small research grants of up to $30,000 for one year to perform basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies (including but not limited to health services, psychosocial/behavioral, epidemiologic and health policy/outcome cancer research). 

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants (ACS-IRG) are awarded to junior faculty to pursue basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies. These grants are intended for new investigators who are within six years of their first academic appointment.

Special Interest Award in Cancer Health Equity Research - ACS IRG will fund one Special Interest Award per year to support projects in areas of cancer health equity and disparities research.

*Final Applications DUE: April 23, 2021

Upcoming Cycle Dates:

Request for Applications (RFA): June 2021

Final Applications DUE: July 2021

Awards: September 2021

Recent ACS-IRG Awards: 

  • Priscilla Hwang, PhD - "Cadherin-3 regulated leader cell driven collective migration"
  • Eddie Chae, PhD - "Regulation of Innate lymphoid cell-mediated anti-tumor immunity by the Wnt system”
  • Ashlee Loughan, PhD - "Managing cancer and living meaningfully(CALM) in patients with malignant primary brain tumors”
  • Michael Preston, PhD - "Uptake of an NCI research tested intervention program to increase colorectal cancer screening in a rural clinical setting” 


*Interested researchers or for assistance accessing related program information, please contact:

Lisa Mallory
Center research program administrator
(804) 628-1750