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- Winter 2022 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant
Only junior level faculty members are eligible for the ACS IRG. Junior investigators are faculty within 6 years of their first independent faculty appointment or equivalent (e.g., Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Research Assistant Professor). Investigators who have already received a peer-reviewed national research grant are not eligible to apply. NIH Career Development (K) awards do not count as peer-reviewed national research grants for this purpose. Investigators who received ACS-IRG funds in prior years cannot re-apply for additional ACS-IRG funding on a new project after their initial ACS-IRG funding has been awarded. However, investigators can re-apply for a second year of funding for the same project.
Non-faculty (e.g., residents, fellows) are not eligible.
- US citizenship is no longer a requirement. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.
- If not a US Citizen, the applicant must have a VISA that will cover the time needed to complete the project.
Research Project Criteria
Applications are requested that focus on one of the two following themes:
- Cancer-Related pilot projects are relevant to any aspect of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research.
- Cancer Health Disparities pilot projects focus on poor or under-served populations and address a variety of clinical, cancer control, behavioral, epidemiologic, health policy, health services, and basic science issues.
ACS IRG awards are $40,000. Indirect costs are not allowed. The award period is for one year.
- Allowable expenses include:
- Research supplies and animal maintenance
- Technical assistance
- Domestic travel, when necessary to carry out the proposed research program
- Publication costs, including reprints
- Costs of computer time
- Special fees (pathology, photography, etc.)
- Stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral assistants if their role is to promote and sustain the project presented by the junior faculty member
- Equipment costing less than $2,000. Special justification is necessary for items exceeding this amount, and permission must be obtained from the Society's Extramural Grants Department for the purchase of such equipment.
- Registration fees at scientific meetings.
- Non-allowable expenditures include:
- Salary of principal investigator (pilot project grant recipient)
- Honoraria and travel expenses for visiting lecturers
- Secretarial/administrative salaries
- Student tuition and student fees including graduate and undergraduate.
- Foreign travel; however, special consideration will be given for attendance at scientific meetings held in Canada
- Books, periodicals, or membership dues
- Office/laboratory furniture, office equipment, or office supplies
- Rental of office or laboratory space
- Recruiting and relocation expenses
- Non-medical services to patients
- Construction, renovation, or maintenance of buildings/laboratories
Questions regarding your proposed budget can be addressed to Sarah Laye, Grants Administration, at 410-328-6198 or SLaye@som.umaryland.edu.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT SUBMISSIONS:
- The deadline for the ACS-IRG application is Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 by 5pm.
- The Application Form must be signed by the Department Chair.
- The internal routing form must be included for committee review and signed by the PI.
- Supporting documentation is not required; however should you want to add them (i.e., letters of support, photocopies of VISAS, Green cards, or progress notes), there is a place to upload them in the application portal as a separate combined pdf document.
- Link to the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Frequently Asked Questions.
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