NEWS About extramural grants

We can have an intro here if we want. LOOK--new grants and announcements. Not sure it's necessary with right headings on boxes. 

New RFA

Cancer Stem Cell Consortium
A collaboration Between ACS and Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation

New Priority Areas for ACS Grant Applications

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

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

ACS Grant Mechanisms & RFPs

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.) 

See All Grant Policies and All Grant Instructions

Note: In proposalCENTRAL, make sure to include contact information for yourself, the institution official, technology transfer officer, and the department head.

RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS

NEW Discovery Boost Grants (DBG)

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

Also see RFA: Arizona Discovery Boost
 

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)

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

RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS

NEW Discovery Boost Grants (DBG)

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

Also see RFA: Arizona Discovery Boost
 

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

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

Research Scholar Grants (RSG)

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