Research Professorships

Funding Agency:
American Cancer Society

ACS Professor awards are primarily honorific awards for individuals who have made seminal contributions in cancer research. Applicants must be at the rank of full professor and have made, and will likely continue to make, impactful contributions to change the direction of cancer research. These notably cancer research achievements could have been fundamental, preclinical, clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy and/or epidemiologic in focus. Commitment and success in scientific mentoring and leadership as well as community engagement are also carefully considered.

The award of up to $80,000 per year for 5 years can be budgeted at the applicant’s discretion to support creative and innovative pursuits in cancer research. ACS Professors are expected to be spokespeople for ACS and for cancer research in general.


  • Letter of Intent Deadline: Must be submitted between June 1 and August 1 
  • Application Deadline: October 15




Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

August 1, 2024