NEWS About extramural grants

NEW RFA:
Cancer Stem Cell Consortium

A collaboration between ACS and Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation

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New Priority Areas for ACS Grant Applications

All research proposals must fall into at least 1 of these 6 priority areas: 

  1. Cause & Etiology
  2. Obesity
  3. Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL)
  4. Screening & Diagnosis
  5. Treatment
  6. Survivorship
  7. Health Equity Across the Cancer Control Continuum

ACS Grant Mechanisms

How to submit a grant application: Applications must be submitted in an electronic version on proposalCENTRAL by 11:59 pm ET on the specified deadline date. (We no longer require a paper copy, unless requested.) Note: In proposalCENTRAL, make sure to include contact information for yourself, the institution official, technology transfer officer, and the department head.

See All Grant Policies and All Grant Instructions

RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS

NEW

Discovery Boost Grants (DBG)

Also see RFA: Arizona Discovery Boost

Who Can Apply: Independent investigators at any career stage.

Purpose: To fund exploratory research to develop research methodologies, establish feasibility, or pilot test high-risk/high-reward research across the research continuum.

Funding: 2 years with $100K a year direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs

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 a year, renewable

Deadlines: April 1
 

Mission Boost Grants (MBG) UPDATED—Who Can Apply: Current and past American Cancer Society grantees and now including former ACS Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Funding: Stage I: $240K over 2 years; Stage II: $600K for 1.5 years

Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Research Scholar Grants (RSG)

Also see this special initiative:
Health Equity Research in Cancer Control and Prevention

UPDATED—Who Can Apply: Investigators within the first 10 years of an initial independent research career or full-time faculty appointment

Funding: Up to 4 years with $165K a year direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs

Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

SPECIAL INITIATIVE — PRIORITY FOCUS

Health Equity Research in Cancer Control and Prevention

Who Can Apply: Applicants for Research Scholar Grants (at any career stage), Clinician Scientist Development Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Clinical Research Professor Awards

Purpose: To prioritize research addressing cancer health equity and health disparities as a priority within the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

MENTORED RESEARCH GRANTS 

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

CHECK OUT: New Parental Leave policy!

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

Funding: Progressive stipends up to 3 years, plus an annual $4K fellowship allowance and $1,500 travel allowance in the final year

Application Deadlines:  April 1 and October 15

Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)

Also see RFA: ACS-ASTRO CSDG

Who Can Apply: Licensed clinicians who are within the first 6 years of their initial, full-time faculty appointment and who have an active role in patient care  

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

Deadlines:
  April 1 and October 15
Requests for Applications

NEW

RFA: Cancer Stem Cell Consortium

An American Cancer Society and Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation Collaboration

Who Can Apply: Applicants for Consortium Lead Award, Interdisciplinary Team Award, Research Scholar Grant (any career stage), Clinician Scientist Development Grant, and Postdoctoral Fellowship

Purpose: To accelerate the clinical impact of cancer stem cell research through the funding of innovative, interdisciplinary research and creating a collaborative community.

Funding: Award length and budget varies by grant mechanisms

Interactive Webinar about the Grant: January 31, 2022 at 12 PM ET (recorded)

LOI Deadline (only for Consortium Lead and Interdisciplinary Team Awards): March 15, 2022

Application Deadline (All Mechanisms): June 1, 2022

NEW

RFA: Cancer Health Equity Research Centers (CHERCs) at Minority-Serving Institutions

Who Can Apply: Investigators at an accredited college, university, or medical school, within the United State (in accordance with ACS grant policies) that is a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI).

Funding: 4-year project with $4.08 M ($3.4 M direct cost plus 20% indirect cost)

Interactive Webinar about the Grant: March 2022

LOI Deadline: May 16, 2022

NEW Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

NEW 

RFA: ACS-ASTRO Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)

Who Can Apply: Licensed clinicians in the field of radiation oncology who are within the first 6 years of their initial, full-time faculty appointment and who have an active role in patient care, including medical physicists with a clinical license 

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

Deadlines:  April 1 and October 15

NEW 

RFA: Arizona Discovery Boost

Who Can Apply: Independent investigators with a doctor degree, at any career stage who have a full time faculty position or equivalent at an accredited US college, university, or eligible non-profit institution in the state of Arizona.

Funding: 2-years with 100K direct costs, plus 10% allowable indirect costs

Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

RFA: Real-World Data Impact Award (RWIA)

An American Cancer Society and Flatiron Health, Inc. Collaboration

Who Can Apply: American Cancer Society (ACS) current and former grantees conducting health services, health policy research, or public heal data using real-world data. (Eligibile applicants are specifically invited.

Purpose: Use real-world data to accelerate cancer research on health equity that thas a strong potential to inform public health, public policy, or clinical practice

Funding: 1 year with $75,000 direct costs, no indirect costs allowed

Interactive Webinar about the Grant: December 14, 2021 (recorded)

Signed Non-disclosure Agreement Due: January 7, 2022

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2022

RFA: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Care 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

Deadlines: 
April 1 and October 15

RFA: Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families

ONLY RESUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

 

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

Deadlines: 
April 1 and October 15

 

PROFESSOR GRANTS 

Research Professor Grants (RP) Who Can Apply: Investigators who have been a full professor for 15 years or less and 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: 5-year term with $80K a year; renewable

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

Clinical Research Professor Grants (CRP)

Who Can Apply: Investigators who have been a full professor for 15 years or less and 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:
 5-year term with $80K a year; renewable

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline:
 August 1
Application Deadline: October 15