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.
- 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
Grant application deadline: December 21, 2022
Please contact Erin McCarthy with any questions.
ACS Pilot Application Submission