Applications sought for Cancer Research Grants

Washington University’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) is now accepting applications from junior faculty for pilot project awards through 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

The program provides seed money for new cancer-related projects initiated by junior faculty members. Awards of up to $30,000 will be made for one year.

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 national, competitive research grants, such as R01, R03 and R21 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.

For more information and complete application requirements, visit

For award guidelines, application instructions and forms, contact Maureen Egan-Palmer at or Jason Weber, PhD, ASC-IRG program director, at