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RESEARCH GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATORS
Research Scholar Grants in Basic, Preclinical, Clinical and Epidemiology Research - Support investigator-initiated research projects in basic, preclinical, clinical and epidemiologic research. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Application Deadline: April 1 and October 15 Research Scholar Grants in Cancer Control: Psychosocial and Behavioral Research - Support investigator-initiated research projects in psychosocial, behavioral, and cancer control research, including epidemiologic approaches to psychosocial and behavioral research. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Application Deadline: April 1 and October 15 Research Scholar Grants in Cancer Control: Health Services and Health Policy Research - Support investigator-initiated research projects in health services and health policy outcomes research. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Application Deadline: April 1 and October 15 Institutional Research Grants - Institutional Research Grants are block grants averaging $90,000 per year for three years given to institutions as "seed money" for the initiation of projects by promising junior investigators. Application Deadline: April 1

MENTORED TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Postdoctoral Fellowships - This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $44,000, $46,000, and $48,000 per year, plus a 1

$4,000 per year fellowship allowance. Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend. Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15 Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research - Support mentored research by full-time faculty, typically within the first four years of their appointment, with the goal of becoming independent investigators in clinical, cancer control and prevention, epidemiologic, psychosocial, behavioral, health services and health policy research. Awards are made up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs) plus 8% allowable indirect costs. These grants are not renewable. Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15 Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians - This award is made to support primary care physicians with a rank of instructor to assistant professor who are pursuing an academic career with an emphasis on cancer control. Awards are for three years and for up to $100,000 per year. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) may be included in the budget. Application Deadline: October 15 Physician Training Awards in Preventive Medicine - Awarded to institutions to support physician training in accredited preventive medicine residency programs that provide cancer prevention and control research and practice opportunities. Awards are made for four years in the total amount of $300,000 based on an average of $50,000 per resident training year. Application Deadline: April 1. Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work - This grant is awarded to qualifying doctoral students at schools of social work that train individuals to conduct research related to the psychosocial needs of persons with cancer and their families. Initial 2-year grant providing a stipend of $20,000 per year with possibility of a 2-year competitive renewal. Application Deadline: October 15 Master's Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work - Awarded to institutions to support the training of second year master's students to provide psychosocial services to persons with cancer and their families. One year awards are made for $12,000(trainee stipend of $10,000 and $2,000 for faculty administrative support). 2

Application Deadline: October 15 Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing - Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists. Initial awards are made for up to two years with the possibility of a two-year renewal. There is a stipend of $15,000 per year. Application Deadline: October 15 Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing – Renewals - Eligible applicants are recipients of an initial 2-year Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing who demonstrate satisfactory progress in their doctoral programs in cancer nursing research. The grant provides up to two additional years of funding with an annual stipend of $15,000. Application Deadline: October 15 Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice This award supports graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Awards may be for two years, with stipend of $10,000 per year. Application Deadline: February 1.

PROFESSORS
Research Professor - The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to investigators in mid-career who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of cancer research. Furthermore, it is expected that these investigators will continue to provide leadership in their research area. Up to two awards are made annually for a five-year term that can be renewed once. The award of up to $80,000 per year (direct costs only) may be used for salary or research project support. Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography and a letter of intent that briefly describes their seminal contributions to research. This information must be submitted via the Research Professor letter of intent on proposalCENTRAL. Upon receipt we will provide appropriate guidance either by telephone or email. Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1 Application Deadline: April 1 3

Clinical Research Professor - The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to established investigators in mid-career who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy or epidemiologic cancer research. Furthermore, it is expected that these investigators will continue to provide leadership in their research area. Up to two awards are made annually for a five-year term that can be renewed once. The award of up to $80,000 per year (direct costs only) may be used for salary or research project support. Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography and a letter of intent that briefly describes their seminal contributions to research. This information must be submitted via the Research Professor letter of intent on proposalCENTRAL. Upon receipt we will provide appropriate guidance either by telephone or email. Letter of Intent Deadline: August 1 Application Deadline: October 15

SPECIAL INITIATIVES
Research Proposals Directed at Poor and Underserved Populations - Despite the steady overall decline in cancer incidence and mortality rates, the incidence of many cancers in poor and underserved populations is higher, and morbidity and mortality are often greater. The American Cancer Society is committed to reducing disparities and alleviating the disproportionate cancer burden borne by many underserved populations, and has designated this as a high-priority area. The Extramural Grants Department of the Research Department has launched a special initiative to decrease disparities. Funds have been set aside (up to 10% of the research budget) to support research that addresses the disparity in cancer morbidity and mortality in poor and underserved populations. This initiative includes research that addresses a variety of clinical, cancer control, behavioral, epidemiologic, health policy, health services and basic science questions. Application Mechanisms: Applications will be accepted via one of the following three mechanisms: (1) Postdoctoral Fellowships; (2) Mentored Research Scholar Grants and (3) Research Scholar Grants, as described below: (1) Postdoctoral Fellowships - This mechanism provides support for the training of researchers who have received a doctorate, providing initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research. Awards are made for up to three years with progressive stipends of $44,000, $46,000 and $48,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year institutional allowance.

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(2) Mentored Research Scholar Grants in Applied and Clinical Research - This mechanism provides support for mentored research and training by fulltime faculty to junior faculty, typically within the first four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers in clinical research and in cancer control and prevention research. Awards are made for up to five years, with a budget of $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. Up to $10,000 per year for the mentor is included in the $135,000. (3A) Research Scholar Grants A. In Basic, Preclinical and Epidemiology Research (includes Senior Investigators for this Special Initiative.): - This mechanism supports investigator-initiated basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiologic research projects. Independent investigators at any stage of their academic career may apply, although senior investigators are strongly encouraged to include junior investigators on the grant. Awards are made for up to four years with a budget of up to $200,000 (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Once awarded these grants may be renewed once via competitive renewal. (3B) Research Scholar Grants B. In Health Policy and Health Services Research: - This mechanism supports investigator-initiated research projects centered on health services and health policy research. Independent investigators at any stage of their academic career may apply, although senior investigators are strongly encouraged to include junior investigators on the grant. Awards are made for up to four years with a budget of $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Once awarded, these grants may be renewed once via competitive renewal. (3C) Research Scholar Grants C. In Psychosocial and Behavioral Research: - This mechanism supports investigator-initiated research projects centered on health policy research. For this initiative, independent investigators at any stage of their academic career may apply, although senior investigators are strongly encouraged to include junior investigators on the grant. For this initiative and for research focusing on psychosocial and behavioral research only, awards are made for up to five years with a budget of $400,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Once awarded, these grants may be renewed once via competitive renewal. Application deadline: April 1 and October 15.

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Area of Special Interest: The Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Application deadline (electronic and paper): October 15, 2009 INVITATION TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THIS CYCLE: The American Cancer Society invites applications that investigate the impact of healthcare costs, healthcare system and capacity, insurance status, social factors and delivery of health care services, on outcomes in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. An RFA focusing on this area of focus was initiated in 2007 and will be in place until 2011, with set aside dollars each year. Due to the large number of meritorious proposals received in 2009, the set aside dollars for this RFA ($1,000,000) have already been expended for 2009 so there are no specific set aside dollars for such research this cycle. However, this is an area of special interest to the Society and we therefore encourage applications, both new and revised applications. Although there is no set aside for these studies in this cycle, applicants will be eligible for funding from the general pool of funds for cancer control research. Applicants will be competing against other applicants whose studies focus on a variety of other areas of health policy and health services research. Area of Special Interest: The Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Application deadline (electronic and paper): October 15, 2009 INVITATION TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THIS CYCLE: The American Cancer Society invites applications that investigate the impact of healthcare costs, healthcare system and capacity, insurance status, social factors and delivery of health care services, on outcomes in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. An RFA focusing on this area of focus was initiated in 2007 and will be in place until 2011, with set aside dollars each year. Due to the large number of meritorious proposals received in 2009, the set aside dollars for this RFA ($1,000,000) have already been expended for 2009 so there are no specific set aside dollars for such research this cycle. However, this is an area of special interest to the Society and we therefore encourage applications, both new and revised applications. Although there is no set aside for these studies in this cycle, applicants will be eligible for funding from the general pool of funds for cancer control research. Applicants will be competing against other applicants whose studies focus on a variety of other areas of health policy and health services research. Awards: It is anticipated that a total of $500,000 per year for five years (starting in 2006) will be available for applications selected through the Society's peer review system. DEADLINE: Applicants must submit their full application electronically and in paper format per guidelines on cancer.org no later than 5pm (Eastern) on October 15th. 6

Canary Foundation / ACS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Early Detection of Cancer CANARY FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNOUNCE A NEW CYCLE OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS IN THE EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER FOR 2010 Technical developments in the rapidly advancing fields of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and imaging are transforming how patients and physicians evaluate risk, prevention, detection, and the treatment of cancer. These emerging technologies will lead to rapid, cost-effective, and coordinated evaluation of an individual’s DNA sequence, complex patterns of RNA and protein expression, and metabolic regulation. This in turn, presents exciting opportunities to translate such knowledge into clinical management. The Canary Foundation, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is extending its postdoctoral fellowship program focused on studies towards development of strategies for the early detection of cancer. Research should be directed at new approaches to improve clinical methods for the detection of primary tumors and/or metastases, including, but not limited to research focused in the following areas: Minimally invasive strategies for early detection Biomarker identification or discovery Imaging, including novel molecular imaging strategies Segmentation of early stage disease according to prognosis The projects that will be funded are expected to have a direct impact on the early detection of cancer or to provide a clear conceptual or experimental foundation for the future development of methods for early detection. High risk, high return proposals will receive equal consideration. Awards will be 3 years in duration with progressive stipends of $44,000, $46,000, and $48,000 per year, plus $4,000 per year for fellowship allowance. Applications will only be accepted from scientists who, at the time of application, have had no more than 2 years of research experience beyond their terminal degree (MD or PhD). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents working with an accomplished mentor at a non-profit institution. We anticipate awarding up to 4 fellowships. Awardees will be asked to attend the Canary Foundation Early Detection Symposium May 25-27, 2010 and contribute to the online Canary Journal project. Deadline: Complete application: October 15, 2009. For additional information contact: RFA for the American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Consortium The American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Consortium announces a new RFA applicable to Research Scholars/Mentored Research Scholars/Postdoctoral Fellows 7

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) is a syndrome involving tumors in two or more endocrine tissues. There are six described MEN syndromes and MEN type 2 (MEN2) is one of the most prevalent. It is associated with high levels of the hormone calcitonin, with tumors of the thyroid, adrenal gland and nervous tissue and mutations in the gene RET. While research has illuminated some aspects of MEN2, more research is needed before the syndrome can be effectively controlled. The American Cancer Society has received a generous gift to further our understanding of MEN2 and related cancers and improve diagnosis and treatment of MEN2 patients. As a result of this gift, the American Cancer Society announces this Request for Applications for the American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Consortium. The scope of research in this Consortium will cover all aspects of thyroid cancer and other MEN2-related cancer research. While the consortium will focus on the function of RET as an oncogene, appropriate areas of investigation include, but are not limited to: understanding consequences of RET mutations, and the broad molecular events underlying the development of thyroid cancer and other MEN2related tumors, improved animal models of MEN2, new screening and monitoring tools, new imaging approaches, and new pharmacologic and other strategies to blunt the effects of RET and related mutations. The MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Consortium will consist of approximately 13 investigators with complementary knowledge spanning both experimental and clinical expertise. The Consortium will consist of outstanding junior investigators and a single renowned senior scientist who will be awarded the American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Professorship and act as leader for the overall program (for details see links below). Up to seven (7) Research Scholar and/or Mentored Research Scholar Grants, and up to five (5) Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded. Collaboration among members of the Consortium will be supported by annual consortium meetings organized by the ACS Professor and arranged by the ACS. RSG Qualifications: Individuals applying for a Research Scholar Grant must have an independent research or faculty position, be within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment at the time of application, and may not already have substantial grant support. Projects in basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiology research are encouraged. Awards are for up to 5 years and for as much as $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. MRSG Qualifications: Mentored Research Scholar Grants will be awarded to junior faculty members with a doctoral degree in a clinical or cancer control research discipline (e.g., M.D., and/or Ph.D.) that are within the first four years of a full time faculty appointment or equivalent, and have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience immediately prior to their faculty appointment. The successful applicant is expected to acquire the research training, mentoring and experience necessary for transition into a successful career as an independent investigator. 8

Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000. Postdoctoral Fellow Qualifications: Applicants must have obtained their doctoral degree prior to activation of the fellowship. Awards are for three years with progressive stipends of $44,000, $46,000, and $48,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year institutional allowance. Individuals who have held a PhD or MD for more than 4 years at the time of application are not eligible. Deadline: Complete applications are due by October 15, 2009.

INTERNATIONAL
International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI) - The fellowships are funded by the American Cancer Society with the objective of fostering a bi-directional flow of knowledge, experience, expertise, and innovation between countries. These 12 month long fellowships are intended for beginning investigators and clinicians, who are in the early stages of their careers. Funding preference will be given to candidates who propose to conduct cancer research projects into the preclinical, clinical, epidemiology, psychosocial, behavioral, health services, health policy and outcomes and cancer control. Between 6 - 8 Fellows are selected each year for awards with an average value of $45,000 for travel and stipend support. A competitive selection takes place once a year, based on the scientific review of the submitted material by an international panel of experts. Completed applications with all supporting documentation must reach UICC by the application closing date of December 1. Selection results are notified in mid-April the following year, and fellowships should be activated within 12 months of the date of the award. Application closing date: December 1

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