Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply.

Exceptions: 1) RSG applicants to the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program ONLY may be at any career stage provided that the focus of their project is either: a) health policy/health services research or b) achieving cancer health equity; 2) RSG applicants to the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program (limited to psychosocial and behavioral studies or health policy and health services research) that are population based and focused on achieving health equity may be up to 5 years with a maximum budget of $400,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs.

Policies and Instructions

Access Electronic Grant Application Process at proposalCENTRAL

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Note: Grant application materials become available January 1 and July 1.