Apply for funding for cancer-related research projects

Researchers from across the university are invited to apply for American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants (IRG) Awards to receive pilot funding for cancer-related research in basic, clinical, prevention and control, behavioral, health sciences and epidemiology.

The American Cancer Society IRG Awards offer researchers up to $30,000.

Applications will be accepted for general cancer-related projects and for special interest projects in adolescent and young adult cancer research. The letter of intent is due Monday, April 2, and the application deadline is Monday, April 16.


IRG pilot project grants are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers (usually assistant professor or equivalent). Applicants for the pilot project grants should be within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment and eligible to apply for an independent national competitive research grant, but do not currently hold such a cancer-related grant.

Recipients of IRG pilot project grants must be, at the time of the application, citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or its possessions and territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application.

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