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American Cancer Society Funding for DNA Tumor Virus Research

Modified: October 27, 2016

The American Cancer Society supports research grants that address the role of microorganisms in development of cancer, as cofactors in cancer, or as treatments of cancer.  The Society recently committed to doubling its $100 million annual research budget and seeks applications proposing cutting-edge research, including studies on microbial oncogenesis and development of oncolytic therapies.   

The Society primarily supports the following granting mechanisms: Research Scholar Grants, Mentored Research Scholar Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships.  RSGs are awarded to newly independent investigators in their first 6 years of independence; mentored RSG grants are also supported.  RSG grants are for up to $165,000/year for up to 4 years. There are no citizenship requirements for RSGs, but mentored RSG recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents.  PFs are awarded to investigators with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree with 0-4 years fellowship experience at time of the expected award. PF awards are made for 1-3 years and carry progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus $4,000 annual fellowship allowance.  PF applicants must be must be US citizens or permanent residents.   

For more information please visit the website.  You may also contact ACS Council member Dr. John Tavis (tavisje@slu.edu).  

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Note: Grant application materials become available January 1 and July 1.

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