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 will further the objectives of the CU Cancer Center.
Funding for these grants is made possible from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG 57-001-53). RFA's are released annually in the fall and awards are issued with a January 1st start date.
Studies in all areas of cancer research - laboratory, clinical, prevention and control, and psychosocial cancer research - will be considered for funding.
IRG Grants aim to entire young faculty to pursue cancer-related research
problems and are reserved for 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.
cannot have received prior, or hold current, major funding from a national
peer-reviewed source (R01, R21, R25, NSF, ACS, AHA, DOD, etc.).
will be given to those applications which demonstrate promise to lead to
further funding through conventional support mechanisms.
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.
These grants are not renewable, but a one-year no-cost extension may be
Eligibility: Instructor or Assistant
Citizenship Requirements: US
Citizen or Permanent Resident
Special Requirements: letter of commitment
from division/department chair; no major grant support; Cancer Center membership is not required, but is encouraged.