Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

Deadline extended—applications due May 17

Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

The ACS defines junior faculty as investigators at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent who are eligible to apply as a principal investigator for grant support from national agencies (e.g., NIH, ACS, NSF). New ACS guidelines allow IRG support to be renewed if the review committee feels that sufficient progress has been made toward the project goals. Eligible investigators must be within six years of their first independent faculty appointment.

Funds are available to faculty from all schools at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Individual allocations are limited to a maximum of $30,000. The earliest possible start date and funding period for this award will be July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday, May 17, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Instructions and application forms can be found on the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center website.

To submit your application electronically, please submit a single PDF containing all documentation through the VICC Pilot Project Application Portal. A link to the VICC Pilot Project Application Portal also can be found in the blue square located on the VICC Funding Opportunities webpage.

For more information, please contact Paul Spilburg.