Research Scholar Grants

Funding Agency:
American Cancer Society

Research Scholar Grants (RSG) provide support for independent, self-directed researchers and clinician scientists, who are investigators licensed to provide patient care and trained to conduct research. 

Applicants' institutions must provide space and other resources customary for independent investigators.

Grant proposals are investigator-initiated and may pursue questions across the cancer research continuum, as long as they fit within an American Cancer Society (ACS) priority research area.

These grants typically contribute to the cost of salaries, consumable supplies, and other miscellaneous items required in the research.  

Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Agency Website



Amount Description

Awards are for up to 4 years and for up to $165,000 a year for direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 15, 2023