Opportunities for Pilot Projects from American Cancer Society IRG Awards

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the CWRU School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as well as in other schools and colleges affiliated with Case Western Reserve University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs. A portion of ACS IRG funds is set aside for special interest awards in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers.

Award Description

  • Pilot funding for CANCER-RELATED research with a basic, clinical, prevention and control, behavioral, health services or epidemiological focus.

  • Up to $30,000 award.

  • Applications accepted for general cancer-related projects and for special interest projects in adolescent-and-young-adult cancer research.

Eligibility

IRG pilot project grants are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers (assistant professor or equivalent). Applicants for the pilot project grants should be within 6 years of their first independent research or faculty appointment and eligible to apply for an independent national competitive research grant, but do not currently hold such a cancer-related grant. Recipients of IRG pilot project grants must be, at the time of the application, citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or its possessions and territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application.

Deadlines

Letters of Intent: Monday, August 5, 2019
Full Applications: Monday, August 19, 2019

View application instructions

Contact casecccpilots@case.edu or John Pounardjian at 216.368.0846 with any questions.