Applications sought for cancer research grants

Washington University’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) program is now accepting applications from junior faculty for pilot project awards through 4 p.m. July 31. A brief email stating an applicant’s intent to apply is due July 15.

The program provides seed money for new cancer-related projects initiated by junior faculty members. Awards of up to $30,000 for up to four investigators 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 appointments. Individuals who previously have received ACS-IRG awards or national, competitive research grants, such as K99/R00, R01, R03 and R21 from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society or Veterans Affairs are not eligible.

For more information and complete application requirements, visit this link on the Siteman Cancer Center website.

For other information about the application process, contact Paige Isom at or Jason Weber, PhD, ASC-IRG program director, at