American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants (ACS-IRG)

The Washington University ACS-IRG annually awards up to four investigators a maximum of $30,000 for one year, non-renewable. These grants are designed to support the development of beginning investigators who have no national peer-reviewed research grant support. The program supports junior faculty conducting cancer research pilot projects to obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Investigators already receiving support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)*, National Science Foundation (NSF), American Cancer Society (ACS) or other major organizations are not eligible.

*As long as the applicant meets all other criteria, holders of personnel awards such as the NIH K series (except K99/R00), are eligible to receive pilot project money from the IRG.

2021 ACS-IRG Timeline

August 24             Call for proposals
September 24      Application due by 4 p.m., central time
December 10       Earliest decision
January 1              Award start date