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ACS Award: Application Materials

American Cancer Society Individual Research Award

NEW!  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Oct 26th at 5PM

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Submit a PDF of the full application (including the completed face page with signatures)
before Oct 26th at 5PM to:

Purpose of American Cancer Society Individual Research Award

This program is to make seed funding available to encourage junior investigators to initiate promising new projects in cancer-related research that may enable them to compete successfully for national research grants.  Targeted are projects in basic, clinical, health policy, health services, psychosocial and behavioral, epidemiologic, and control research that seek to answer fundamental questions about the development and nature of cancer; have direct application to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer; relate to health policy or delivery of cancer care; investigate the psychosocial and behavioral impact of cancer; or study the circumstances under which cancer occurs in populations.

Summary of Information re: Application Packet
The following Application Form Pages are included in the application packet:

  • Face Page (page 1)
  • Proposed Budget (page 2)
  • Budget Justification (page 3)
  • Cancer Relevance Information (page 4-5)
  • Description of Project Page (page 6)

Details of Information re: Application Packet

Additional Required Materials with Application Submission:

  • NIH Biosketch

Other Possible Materials:

  • Letter of Support (optional)
  • Supplemental Material (if applicable)
  • Appendix:  Letters from Collaborators (if required), Publications (if a renewal application)

Requirements for Submission of Application

  • Formatting:  Margins .5", Font Arial 11 point
  • A PDF document of the full application (including face page with both required signatures) must be sent via email. 

Notification to Applicants
Notification to all applicants will occur approximately six weeks after the deadline for application submission.  



If you have questions, please contact Jordan Brainerd (885-3837 or brainerdj@cc.ucsf.edu)