COVID-19 Effects on Spring 2020 ACS Grant Applications

Updates as of  July 24, 2020.

From the applications received in April/Spring, we have reduced the scope of what we will review and award.

We will have a review of only a few grant mechanisms:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Mission Boost Grants
  • Research Scholar Grants with their final resubmission
  • Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention

We will conduct our peer review of  these grant mechanisms in July and August. The applications approved for funding will be funded if funds become available.

New applications for ACS Research or Clinical Research Professors will not be accepted until further notice; however, renewal applications for current ACS Professors will continue to be reviewed.

Please know our commitment to fund basic, translational, clinical, and cancer control research now and in the future – as much as we are able given our available financial resources – remains paramount.  We are launching a major fundraising campaign to support as many grants as possible despite these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that we will be able to continue our history of giving the best and brightest researchers the opportunity to explore cutting-edge ideas in the future. 

To read more about what the American Cancer Society is doing to carry on our lifesaving mission, see the CEO message from Gary Reedy.