Postdoctoral Fellowships

Who's Eligible:  Researchers who have received a doctoral degree may apply for initial funding to start training for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).

Grant Term and Budget: Awards may be for 3 years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance.  An additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting. Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the American Cancer Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend.

Annual Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Note: Grant application materials become available in early January and July.

Policies and Instructions

Access Electronic Grant Application Process at proposalCENTRAL