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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
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$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).

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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


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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 full-
       time 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.


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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

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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 MEN2-
related 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.

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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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