COVID-19 and 2020 ACS Grants

Updates as of December 9, 2020

2021 Grants Eligibility Update 

Eligibility requirements for Spring 2021 grant opportunities will be extended to include anyone who was eligible in 2020 and has not exceeded indicated funding limits.

COVID-19 No-Cost Extensions (NCE) for Grants Ending 2020 and 2021

Due to extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19, a streamlined, 6-month No-Cost Extension (NCE) is available for grant terms ending in 2020 or 2021 for the following funding mechanisms:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF)
  • Research Scholar Grant (RSG)
  • Mentored Research Scholar Grant (MRSG)
  • Mission Boost Grant (MBG)
  • Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and their Families (PEP)
  • TheoryLab Collaborative Grant (TLC)
  • Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice (GSCNP)
  • Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing (DSCN)
  • Master’s Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work (MTGSW)
  • Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work (DTGSW)
  • Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention (PTACP)
  • Cancer Control Career Development Award (CCCDA) 

If you have one of the above mechanisms and would like to apply for a 6-month, no-cost extension, please go to proposalCENTRAL, and at the bottom of the deliverables tab, download and complete the COVID-19 Related No-Cost Extension Request Form.

After uploading the form, you will automatically receive an email confirming approval of the extended award term.

Note about standard NCE requests. The COVID-19-related NCE does not prevent request for a subsequent (up to 1-year) NCE, if allowable for that grant mechanism. 


For other updates, see: 

October 13: COVID-19 and ACS Grants 2020

August 3: COVID-19 Effects on Fall 2020 Applications 

July 24: COVID-19 Effects on Spring 2020 Grant Applications

April 28: COVID-19 Effects on April 1, 2020 ACS Grant Proposals

April 1: COVID-19 No-Cost Extensions for Grants Ending 2020