The goal of this pilot project grant program is to provide the opportunity for early career faculty who are independent and self-directed to obtain preliminary results that will allow them to compete successfully for national research grants. Through this competition, four awards of $50,000 are available as follows:
- Three awards will be made to junior faculty members whose research is in the areas of cancer biology, and/or the detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer, from outstanding basic, clinical, or population science proposals.
- One additional award will be dedicated to junior faculty members whose research aligns with the current special interest priorities of the ACS, which are “psychosocial and behavioral research, health policy or health services research, cancer in the poor and medically underserved, and childhood cancer.”
Pilot study proposals should focus on research that can lead to national, peer-reviewed research grants (for a list of NIH-NCI recognized “Organizations with Peer Review Funding Systems,” go to: http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/documents/PeerReviewFundingOrganizations508C.pdf).
Application Due Date: October 1, 2018 NOON
- Eligible applicants are faculty members at Rutgers and Princeton University, who are within six years of their initial appointment (Assistant Professor or equivalent) that conduct cancer or cancer-related research, but do not currently have national peer-reviewed grants.
- Applicants must have the requisite time, space, and resources to successfully pursue a year-long project.
- Currently funded ACS IRG Pilot Awardees are not eligible to submit a new application but can apply for an additional one-year of funding via a competitive renewal application (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information).
Funding and Budget Information:
Anticipated start date of funding is January 1, 2019. The maximum amount for each award can vary, but should not exceed $50,000 total costs for the year. It is expected that the Grantee will completely utilize the full amount of funding during the term of the award. The term of award is 12 months. All unspent funds at the end of the grant will be returned to the Cancer Institute.
Please see the full solicitation HERE