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VCU Massey Cancer Center


American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

Current Call for Applications: 

Grant applications are now being invited from junior faculty for the award of small research grants of up to $30,000 for one year to perform basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies (including but not limited to health services, psychosocial/behavioral, epidemiologic and health policy/outcome cancer research). 

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants (ACS-IRG) are awarded to junior faculty to pursue basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies. These grants are intended for new investigators who are within six years of their first academic appointment.

NEW: Special Interest Award in Cancer Health Equity Research - ACS IRG will fund one Special Interest Award per year to support projects in areas of cancer health equity and disparities research.

*Final Applications DUE: April 6, 2020 (*This is an extension.)

Upcoming Cycle Dates:

Request for Applications Issued (RFA)

Final Applications DUE


February 2020

April 2020

May 2020

May 2020

July 2020

September 2020

Interested researchers or for assistance accessing related program information, please contact:

Olivia Patterson 
Program Coordinator
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Phone: (804) 628-3400

Recently Awarded ACS-IRGs at VCU Massey Cancer Center: 

  • Guizhi Zhu, PhD. - "Drug delivery to lymph node and tumor for melanoma immunochemotherapy"
  • Victor Yazbeck, M.D. - "Developing Animal Models for Indolent Lymphomas"