American Cancer Society Institutional Research Awards (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. Applicants are not required to be members of the Cancer Center.

A request for applications (RFA) is typically announced in the summer of each year.

The 2017 Funding Cycle is closed.

2017 ACS-IRG Timeline

Sept. 15                   Application due by 4 p.m., central time
Nov. 1                      Earliest decision
January 2018         Award start date

Application Documents:
ACS-IRG Request for Applications (RFA) and Guidelines
ACS-IRG Cover Sheet
ACS-IRG Application Forms
American Cancer Society Awardee Policies

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