ACS Institutional Research Grants

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Provides "Seed Money" to Support New Investigators

This is the 12th year of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) that was awarded to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) to support promising new research by junior faculty members.

New Rule as of 2015: The ACS has changed the eligibility rule so that there is no longer any citizenship requirements for PIs. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

New for 2017 Funding: UMGCCC will be funding three projects this year at $30,000 each. Both a Cancer-Related and a Cancer Disparities pilot project will each receive one of these awards, and projects in both areas will compete together for the remaining award. Information and application forms for each area can be found below.


Cancer-Related pilot projects are relevant to any aspect of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. ($30,000 maximum per project)

Cancer Disparities

Cancer Disparities pilot projects focus on poor or underserved populations and address a variety of clinical, cancer control, behavioral, epidemiologic, health policy, health services, and basic science issues. ($30,000 total maximum per project)

The deadline for each application is Wednesday, December 14, 2016, by 4 p.m.