ACS IRG Grants: Cancer Disparities Research

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to Focus on Cancer Disparities Research by Junior Investigators

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  1. Application Form
  2. Submission Guidelines
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. ASC Routing Form

This is the 11th year of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) that was awarded to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) to support promising new research by junior faculty members. The ACS Institutional Research Grant provides seed money to new investigators without a national competitive research grant, so that they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants.

The principal investigator of the IRG is Stuart S. Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

We are requesting pilot project grant applications that focus on poor or underserved populations and address a variety of clinical, cancer control, behavioral, epidemiologic, health policy, health services, and basic science issues. We will fund one pilot project in this area with a budget of up to $30,000. Information and application forms are attached.

Applicants must be within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment. Faculty at the associate professor level or above, junior faculty with a national competitive research grant, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for these pilot project grants.

New Rule: The ACS has changed the eligibility rule so that there is no longer any citizenship requirements for PI’s. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are now welcome to apply.

Application deadline is: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by 4 p.m. Please submit the signed hard copy and an electronic copy to:

Carol Brooks Blanchard
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
655 W. Baltimore Street
Room 8-053, Bressler Research Building
Baltimore, MD 21201

The pilot project grant applications will be reviewed by the local Institutional Research Grant Committee chaired by Dr. Martin. The committee is composed of UMB faculty and a representative of the ACS Mid-Atlantic Division.

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