How to Submit a Grant Application

Applications must be submitted in 2 formats: an electronic version and a paper copy. 

Electronic applications must be submitted on proposalCENTRAL by close of business (5:00 PM ET) on the specified deadline date. 

The paper copy of the application must be received by the ACS Global Headquarters on the next business day after electronic submission, no later than 5:00 PM ET. The paper copy must include the signatures (front page) and contact information (second page) of the applicant, institutional official, and department head.

NEWS

Postdoctoral Fellowships
More Money and Benefits

See the details

ACS Grant Mechanisms

 RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS
Research Scholar Grants (RSG)
Who Can Apply: Investigators within the first 6 years of an initial independent research career or faculty appointment; eligibility extends to 8 years for clinician scientists who remain active in clinical care.

Funding: Up to 4 years at $165K/year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs 

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15
Institutional Research Grants (IRG)

 
Who Can Apply: Awarded to institutions as block grants to provide seed money for newly independent investigators to initiate cancer research projects. The principal investigator of the grant should be a senior faculty member.  

Funding:
 1 to 3 years, with an average of $120K/year, and may be renewed

Application Deadlines: 
April 1 
Mission Boost Grants (MBG)
Who Can Apply: Current and past American Cancer Society grantees

Purpose: Enables transition of patient-focused research to accelerate clinical impact

Funding: Primary Boost: $240K; Secondary Boost: $360K 

Letter of Intent (LOI): January 15, 2020 to March 1, 2020

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020
RFA: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment  Who Can Apply: Independent investigators at any career stage with a doctoral degree and a full-time faculty appointment or equivalent, who are evaluating changes in the health care system with a focus on cancer

Funding:
 Award length and budget varies

Application Deadlines:
 April 1 and October 15
RFA: Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families Who Can Apply: Independent investigators at any career stage with a doctorate degree and a full-time faculty position or equivalent

Funding:
 $60K/year (direct costs) plus 20% allowable indirect costs

Application Deadlines:
 April 1 and October 15
MENTORED RESEARCH GRANTS 

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

Check out the increased stipends and benefits!

Who Can Apply: Investigators who are US citizens or permanent residents and within 3 years of receiving a doctoral degree NOTE: 1-year fellowships have been eliminated; resubmissions are grandfathered and will be accepted

NEW Funding: Progressive stipends up to 3 years, plus an annual $4K fellowship allowance.

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15
Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)
Who Can Apply: Licensed clinicians who are US citizens or permanent residents and are within the first 6 years of their initial faculty appointment, who have an active role in patient care  

Funding:
 $135K direct costs, plus 8% allowable indirect costs per year for 3 to 5 years

Application Deadlines: 
April 1 and October 15
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING GRANTS (HPTG)
Master's Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work (MSW) Who Can Apply: Eligible institutions that train second-year master’s students in oncology social work. The applicant must be a MSW-prepared field instructor with 2 years each of supervisory and oncology practice experience. 

Funding: 2 years at $12K/year (trainee: $10K and $2K faculty professional development); renewable

Informational Call: August 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT. Recording available.

Application Deadlines: October 15

Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work (DSW)

Who Can Apply: MSW-prepared students in doctoral programs at accredited schools of social work and conducting research relevant to oncology social work

Funding:
 2 years at $20K/year, possible renewal for 2 years

Informational Call: August 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT. Recording available.

Application Deadline: 
October 15
Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice (GSCNP) Who Can Apply: Students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Funding Amount:
 2 years at $10K/year 

Informational Call: August 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT. Recording available.

Application Deadline:
 November 1
Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing (DSCN) Who Can Apply: Graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in cancer nursing research and preparing for careers as cancer nurse scientists

Funding:
 2 years at $15K/year, possible 2-year renewal

Informational Call: August 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT. Recording available.

Application Deadline: 
October 15
Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention (PTACP) Who Can Apply: Eligibile institutions with accredited preventive medicine residency programs that provide opportunities in cancer prevention and control research and practice. The applicant is the program director (typically) of a general preventive medicine or occupational and environmental residency.

Funding Amount: 4 1/2 years with a total of $300K based on an average of $50K per resident training year; renewable

Application Deadlines: April 1 

PROFESSOR GRANTS 

Research Professor Grants (RP) Who Can Apply: Mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of cancer care research and who expect to continue to provide leadership in their research area

Funding: $80K/year for a 5-year term; renewable

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: February 1, 2019
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 

Clinical Research Professor Grants (CRP)

Who Can Apply: Mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of  clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy, or epidemiologic cancer research and who expect to continue to provide leadership in their research area

Funding:
 $80K/year for a 5-year term; renewable

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline:
 August 1, 2019
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS 
Audrey Meyer Mars International Fellowships in Clinical Oncology Who Can Apply: Qualified physicians and dentists from other countries, particularly those countries where advanced training is not readily available

Funding: $65K/year 

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019