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Research We Fund: Extramural Discovery Science

ACS Professor Award

ACS Professor awards are primarily honorific awards for individuals who have made seminal contributions in cancer research. Applicants must be at the rank of full professor and have made, and will likely continue to make, impactful contributions to change the direction of cancer research. These notable cancer research achievements could have been fundamental, preclinical, clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy and/or epidemiologic in focus. Commitment and success in scientific mentoring and leadership as well as community engagement are also carefully considered.

Term and Budget: The award of up to $80,000 per year for 5 years can be budgeted at the applicant’s discretion to support creative and innovative pursuits in cancer research. ACS Professors are expected to be spokespeople for ACS and for cancer research in general.

Submission Process:

  1. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of intent (LOI) in ProposalCentral. The LOI is available June 1 - August 1 and must be submitted by August 1. See the LOI Instructions for all required materials.
  2. If an LOI is approved, full applications must be submitted by October 15. See the ACS application instructions and ACS grant policies for more information.

Primary Contact: Lynne Elmore, PhD, Sr. Scientific Director, Extramural Discovery Science

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