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Applications sought for American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Competition

Apr. 3, 2014

The IU Simon Cancer Center has announced the availability of funds for new pilot projects to assist new investigators who hold the rank of assistant professor, research assistant professor or assistant scientist but without an active national competitive research grant.

These funds are from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, which provides support for beginning investigators to enable them to initiate their independent research program.

The purpose of this program is to attract new investigators from Indiana University into cancer research and to provide support for new pilot studies that will produce preliminary data for the investigator to develop into studies that will compete successfully for external, national funds from both federal and private sources.

Faculty from the School of Medicine and its regional campuses, Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Optometry, Public and Environmental Affairs, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Liberal Arts, Law, Science, and Informatics are especially encouraged to apply.

Up to $40,000 per application in funds will available for four pilot projects beginning June 1. Special funds also are available for one additional pilot study in the amount of $40,000 with a focus on pediatric oncology. 

Proposals must describe new pilot studies in cancer research. American Cancer Society guidelines specify that applicants with prior funding from the ACSIRG or with significant funding from other sources are not eligible to apply. For more information, see the complete application guidelines.

The application deadline is Thursday, May 1. An electronic copy of the completed submission form in PDF format should be submitted to Crystal Munson at crybanks@iupui.edu.

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