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 12th year of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) that was awarded to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) 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., Professor of Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

New Rule as of 2015: 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 welcome to apply.

New for 2017 Funding: UMGCCC will be funding three projects this year at $30,000 each. At least one Cancer-Related pilot project will receive an award, and Cancer Disparities and Cancer-Related projects will be competing together for the third award.

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.

Application deadline is: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by 4 p.m. Please submit the signed hard copy and an electronic copy to:

Carol Brooks Blanchard
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
655 W. Baltimore Street
Room 9-002, Bressler Research Building
Baltimore, MD  21201
410-706-2369
Email: cblanchard@som.umaryland.edu

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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