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NEW 2021 RFA: 

Cancer Health Equity Research Centers at Minority-Serving Institutions

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ACS Grant Mechanisms

How to submit a grant application: Applications must be submitted in an electronic version on proposalCENTRAL by close of business (5:00 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.

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RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS
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: Stage I: $240K; Stage II: $360K 

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Research Scholar Grants (RSG)

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

UPDATED—Who Can Apply: Investigators within the first 8 years of an initial independent research career or faculty appointment; eligibility extends to 10 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 

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

Deadlines:
 April 1 

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

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 States (in accordance with ACS grant policies) that is a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI).

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

LOI Deadline: June 15, 2021
Interactive Webinar about the grant: May 20, 2021 at 2 pm EST

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 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
MENTORED RESEARCH GRANTS 

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

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

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

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

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