American Cancer Society IRG 2014 - Call for applications due Oct. 28

The purpose of this grant program is to support the development of exceptional research projects that will help lead to the conquest of cancer and further the objectives of the CU Cancer Center. Funding for these grants is made possible by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG 57-001-53)

Studies in all areas of cancer research (laboratory, clinical, prevention and control, and psychosocial cancer research) will be considered for funding.

The spirit of these grants is to entice young faculty to pursue cancer-related research problems. ACS IRG grants are reserved for those applicants who are in their first few years as junior faculty members (Instructors and Assistant Professors) and who are in the process of establishing independent cancer research programs. Applicants cannot have received prior, or hold current, major funding from a national peer-reviewed source (NIH, NSF, ACS, AHA, DOD, etc.). Priority will be given to those applications which demonstrate promise to lead to further funding through conventional support mechanisms.

ACS IRG funds can be used to support project-related expenses only. Funds cannot be used for salary support for the PI. Applications for novel clinical projects and for community-based projects are particularly encouraged in addition to basic science projects.

Awards will be made for a maximum of $30,000 for one year, beginning January 1, 2014. These grants are not renewable, but a one-year no-cost extension may be requested.

Guidelines and the application forms are available on line at or by e-mail request to

CU Cancer Center Membership is encouraged but not required. Application forms are available on the Cancer Center website at the following link

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:00 PM MST (No exceptions) 
Email pdf file to Amy Nickerson at

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