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.

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ACS Grant Mechanisms

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

Funding Amount: Up to 4 years at $165K/year for direct costs, plus 20% indirect costs 

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

 
Who Can Apply: Institutions  

Funding Amount:
 On average $120K for 3 years

Application Deadlines: 
April 1 
Mission Boost Grants (MBG) What They're for: The translation of research to human testing

Who Can Apply:
 Current and past American Cancer Society (ACS) grantees

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

Letter of Intent (LOI):
 January 15, 2019 to March 1, 2019 

Application Deadline: 
July 15, 2019
RFA: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment  Who Can Apply: Not-for-profit institutions and independent investigators at all stages of their career

Funding Amount:
 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: Not-for-profit institutions, investigators with a doctorate degree and a full-time faculty position or equivalents, and independent investigators at any career stage

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

Application Deadlines:
 April 1 and October 15
MENTORED RESEARCH GRANTS 

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

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

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

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15
Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)
Who Can Apply: Full-time clinician scientists within the first 6 years of their first faculty appointment

Funding Amount:
 $135K direct costs, plus 8% 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: 2nd-year master's degree students

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

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

Application Deadlines: October 15

Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work (DSW)

Who Can Apply: Doctoral students at schools of social work that train how to conduct research relevant to oncology social work

Funding Amount:
 2-year grant at $20K a year, possible renewal 

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

Application Deadlines: 
April 1 and 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 a year 

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

Application Deadlines:
 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 nurse scientists

Funding Amount:
 2 years at $15K a year, possible renewal

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

Application Deadlines: 
October 15
Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention (PTACP) Who Can Apply: Not-for-profit institutions to support physician training in accredited preventive medicine residency programs that provide opportunities in cancer prevention and control research and practice 

Funding Amount: 4 and one-half years with a total of $300K based on an average of $50K per resident training year

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 Amount: $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 Amount:
 $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 other countries where advanced training is not readily available

Funding Amount: $65K/year 

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019