American Cancer Society Seed Grant Program

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The UCI Cancer Research Institute is pleased to announce that funds are available through the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. This grant will fund several proposals for one year at a level up to $45,000 per award.   The purpose of the seed grants is to provide pilot funds for basic science, epidemiological, cancer control, psychosocial/behavioral medicine, health policy and clinical cancer research.  It is expected that this seed money will allow for the development of nationally competitive proposals for peer-reviewed funding.  Faculty eligible as P.I’s are junior investigators within their first six years of an independent faculty position in the following series:  In-Line, In-Residence, Adjunct, Clinical X, Clinical and Researcher.  This is an institutional grant and eligible faculty from each school at the University of California, Irvine are encouraged to apply, so long as the proposal has a clear link to some aspect of cancer research.  Previous applicants considering resubmission are strongly encouraged to consult with the P.I., Nelson, before doing so. Please share this information with eligible faculty, including incoming recruits. 

Purpose:

The purpose of these research grants is to provide seed money and start-up funds for new faculty in the area of cancer research.  Research in both basic and clinical cancer-related problems will be supported.  It is expected that this seed money will allow for the development of nationally competitive proposals for peer-reviewed funding.

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