Institutional Research Grants

Funding Agency:
American Cancer Society

Institutional Research Grants are awarded to institutions as block grants, providing seed money for newly independent investigators to initiate cancer research projects.

The intent is to support these junior faculty in initiating cancer research projects so they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants.

Deadline: Apr. 1, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility of Administrative PI

You ARE eligible to submit a proposal as the IRG PI if you:

  • Work at a US academic institution or eligible non-profit
  • Have attained the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • Have a track record of mentoring junior investigators and publications
  • Have administrative/leadership experience, i.e., deputy director or director of a program, center, or department.

Required Institutional Infrastructure

  • US Institutions with a track record of cancer research
  • Pools of experienced cancer researchers and junior faculty

Amount Description

Awards to institutions are $120,000 a year for 3 years, direct costs only. Allows for 3 one-year pilot grants at $40,000 each.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 1, 2024