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American Cancer Society Institutional Research Awards (ACS-IRG)

The Washington University ACS-IRG annually awards up to four investigators a maximum of $30,000 for one year, non-renewable. These grants are designed to support the development of beginning investigators who have no national peer-reviewed research grant support. The program supports junior faculty conducting cancer research pilot projects to obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Investigators already receiving support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), American Cancer Society (ACS) or other major organizations are not eligible. Applicants are not required to be members of the Cancer Center.

A request for applications (RFA) is typically announced in the summer of each year.

The 2014 Funding Cycle is closed.

2014 Timeline

Sept. 10       ACS-IRG RFA announcements throughout the University
Nov. 3 by 4 p.m.       Applications due
Mid-December       Announcement of awardees
Jan. 1, 2015       Award period begins



2014 Request for Applications (RFA) and Guidelines
2014 ACS-IRG Face Page
2014 ACS-IRG Application Forms 

Previous awardees