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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

ACS IRG Seed Grants

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 contingent upon funding by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant or the Cancer Center. 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.

ACS IRG Grants aim to entice 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. 

Applicants cannot have received prior, or hold current, major funding from a national peer-reviewed source (R01, R21, R25, NSF, ACS, AHA, DOD, etc.).
Priority will be given to those applications which demonstrate promise to lead to further funding through conventional support mechanisms.
ACS 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 requested.
Eligibility: Instructor or Assistant Professor
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.

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