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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 16, 2021

Upcoming Cycle Dates:

Request for Applications (RFA): June 2021

Final Applications DUE: July 2021

Awards: September 2021


Recent ACS-IRG Awards: 

  • Jie Shen, PhD - "Association of social adversity and allostatic load with breast cancer clinicopathology and survival among Black women"
  • Kathy Tossas-Milligan, PhD - “The role of the vaginal microbiome (VMB) in precancerous cervical lesions and potential implications for cervical cancer racial disparities”
  • Priscilla Hwang, PhD -"Cadherin-3 regulated leader cell driven collective migration"

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

Olivia Patterson 
Training and Education Coordinator
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Phone: (804) 628-3400

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