American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has an annual pilot project funding opportunity through funds made available by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG). Qualified faculty from the University of Arizona and its affiliates are encouraged to apply for these cancer research funds. IRG pilot project grants are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers to help them start their research programs and to obtain preliminary data in support of more extensive proposals. Projects can be in areas of basic research, cancer control (population sciences, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy, or health services research), or research related to cancer health equity, childhood cancer, palliative care, and nutrition and physical activity and cancer.

Applications are due on May 18, 2020 by 5 p.m. MST for the next iteration of funding. Submission information and relevant documents can be found at the University of Arizona Competition Space.


For any questions please contact:

Andrew Kraft, MD

Director Emeritus, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Associate Director of Research


Lubna Govindarajan, MPH

Senior Analyst, Research Performance