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 October 7, 2019 by 9 a.m. for the next iteration of funding. Submission information can be found at the UA Competition Space.


For any questions please contact:

Margaret Briehl, PhD

Associate Director of Cancer Research Career Enhancement


Lubna Govindarajan, MPH

Senior Analyst, Research Performance