ACS Pilot Opportunity

Pilot Grants for Cancer Researchers
Grant application deadline: November 30, 2023

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. 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
  • One of the four awards will be reserved for an investigator from an underrepresented minority group

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. Please contact Erin McCarthy with any questions.

BU BMC ACS Application 2023


ACS Pilot Application Submission

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