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 2020 Funding Cycle is open.

2020 ACS-IRG Timeline

June 1             Call for proposals
Sept. 25          Application due by 4 p.m., central time
Dec. 11            Earliest decision
Jan. 1              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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