American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant. 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 American Cancer Society 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 institutional research grant 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 Dec. 1, 2021–Nov. 30, 2022.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 8, 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 Internal Funding Application Portal. A link to the VICC Pilot Projects and Multi-Tier Funds RFA Application Portal can also be found on the VICC Funding Opportunities web page (

For further information, please contact Paul Spilburg (