ELECTRONIC APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2013
PAPER APPLICATION COPY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16, 2013
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC.
National Home Office
Extramural Grants Department
250 Williams Street, NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Voice: (404) 329-7558
Fax: (404) 417-5974
Web site: http://www.cancer.org
RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS
Research Scholar Grants— Applicants must be independent, self-directed researchers within six
years of their first academic appointment. The maximum award is for 4 years and for as much as
$165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs.
The only eligibility exception is in the Priority Focus on Health Equity Research in the Cancer
Control and Prevention Research Program, which is restricted to: research studies in
psychosocial, behavioral, health policy or health services which address cancer health equity and
disparities. In this case, investigators can be at any stage of their career.
A second award and term exception is made for applications in population-based psychosocial
or behavioral studies; awards up to a maximum of 5 years and $400,000 per year (direct costs),
plus 20% allowable indirect costs.
Institutional Research Grants—Awarded to institutions as block grants to provide seed money
for newly independent investigators to initiate research projects. Grants are made for one to
three years, and average $120,000 per year. These grants are renewable.
MENTORED TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Postdoctoral Fellowships—Support for researchers who have received a doctoral degree to
provide training leading to an independent career in cancer research. Awards may be forthree
years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per
year fellowship allowance. In addition, $1,500 will be provided in the last year for travel costs to
attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium, if offered that year, or travel to a domestic
Mentored Research Scholar Grants—Provides support for mentored research and training to
full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent
appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as
either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers. Awards are for up to five
years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A
maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is
included in the $135,000.
Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians— Support for
primary care physicians in supervised programs intended to develop clinical and teaching
expertise and the capacity to perform independent research or educational innovation in cancer
control. Awards are for 3 years and for up to $100,000 per year. A maximum of $10,000 per year
for the mentor(s) may be included in the budget.
Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention—Awards to institutions to support
physician training in accredited preventive medicine residency programs that provide cancer
prevention and control research and practice opportunities. Awards are for four and one half
years in the total amount of $300,000, based on an average of $50,000 per resident training year.
These grants are renewable.
Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work—Awards to doctoral studentsto conduct
research related to the psychosocial needs of persons with cancer and their families. Initial 2-
year grants providing a stipend of $20,000 per year with possibility of a 2-year competitive
Master’s Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work—Awards to institutions to
support the training of second-year master’s degree students to provide psychosocial services to
persons with cancer and their families. Beginning in July 2012, the grant term will be two years
with annual funding of $12,000 (trainee award of $10,000 and $2,000 for faculty professional
development). These grants are renewable.
Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing—Provide support for study in a doctoral
degree program in nursing or a related area, and prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer
nurse scientist. The initial award is for two years and provides a stipend of $15,000 per year.
Scholarships may be renewed for an additional two years based on satisfactory progress.
Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice—Support for graduate students pursuing a
master’s degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Awards may be for
two years with stipend of $10,000 per year.