Cancer research grant deadline Oct. 22

Washington University’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) program is accepting applications through Oct. 22.

The program provides awards of up to $30,000 as seed money for new projects initiated by junior faculty.

Eligibility is limited to instructors and assistant professors who are within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment. Individuals who have previously received ACS-IRG awards or major grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society or Veterans Affairs are not eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or have proof of permanent residency at the time of application.

Each application must include a letter from the department chair verifying that the applicant is an independent investigator as well as a letter from a mentor describing a planned career development path for the applicant. Applicants who have difficulty identifying and/or securing a mentor should contact Lee Ratner, MD, PhD, for assistance. All new cancer-related research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Siteman Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee and the Human Research Protection Office.

For more information, visit the Siteman Cancer Center website at or contact Kyle Neeley a at or Ratner at