ACS Pilot Opportunity

The national chapter of the American Cancer Society has awarded Boston University a three-year Institutional Research Grant to encourage early-stage investigators by providing pilot funds for cancer research.  These funds will make it possible for investigators to complete promising new projects and/or pursue novel ideas that will provide preliminary data for future grant applications from other agencies and programs. Three to four one-year awards of $50,000 each will be given.  Research topics may include basic biomedical research, biomedical engineering, translational, clinical, population-based, psychosocial, and epidemiologic cancer research.

Please note:

    • Applicants must have an appointment as Instructor or Assistant Professor.
    • Applicants must be within the first six years of their independent faculty (or equivalent) appointment.
    • Applicants may not have received major national funding including from NIH, NSF, ACS, and DOD. Career development award funding is acceptable (e.g. NIH K award).
    • Senior investigators, postdoctoral fellows and research associates are NOT eligible to apply.
    • Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate promise to lead to further funding
    • Applications for novel clinical projects and community-based projects are encouraged
    • Cancer-related research will be interpreted using the broadest definition

BU BMC ACS Application 2022

Grant application deadline: December 21, 2022

Please contact Erin McCarthy with any questions.

ACS Pilot Application Submission

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Please upload a single PDF file.