Pilot Project Grants from Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Program
Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) is a pilot grant program seeking to fund innovative projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research, as well as projects that focus on cancer prevention and control and eliminating cancer disparities. We wish to fund innovative pilot projects that offer significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer, and improving the quality of life in cancer patients. Applicants should be Assistant Professors (or equivalent) with faculty appointments of six years or less who are eligible to apply for independent national competitive (peer-reviewed) research grants, but who currently do not hold such funding.
The goal of Winship's ACS IRG program is to support junior faculty in initiating cancer research projects so they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Up to 4 one-year projects may be selected, with $30,000 (directs) available for each project.
Letter of Intent due: September 11, 2015
Selection for full proposal: September 15, 2015
Full Application Receipt date: October 15, 2015
Pilot project start date: January 1, 2016
More information along with specific instructions are found in the RFP (ACS_IRG_RFP_082415). One-page letter of intents are due no later than 6pm on Monday, September 1, 2015. All research proposal applications must use the American Cancer Society template (ACS_IRG_PilotProjectApplicationTemplate_082215).