ACS IRG Grants: Cancer-Related Research

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to Support Cancer-Related Research by Junior Investigators

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This is the 10th 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.

In 2014, we will fund at least three cancer-related pilot projects and one cancer disparities pilot project.  The maximum budget for the project grants is $30,000 each. 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.

THE DEADLINE FOR EACH APPLICATION IS: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.

Please submit the signed hard copy and an electronic copy to:

Carol Brooks Blanchard
Radiation Oncology Research
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 the Regional Vice President of the ACS Mid-Atlantic Division.

PLEASE BE AWARE, THERE WILL BE NO "no cost extensions" PERMITTED FOR THIS FUNDING.  All work must be completed by the end date of this award.

For additional information on applying for an award, please contact: Helen Mourat, Grants and Contracts Administrator, UMGCC, at 410-328-6701,

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