American Cancer Society Seed Grant Program


The UCI Cancer Research Institute is pleased to announce that funds are available through the
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. This institutional grant will fund several
proposals for one year at a level up to $45,000 per award. All eligible faculty from any school or
program at the University of California, Irvine are encouraged to apply, so long as the research
proposal has a clear link to cancer. The purpose of the seed grants is to provide pilot funds for
Research in basic, translational, and clinical cancer-related problems.

Investigators within the first SIX years of their first independent faculty position and in the following
series are eligible: In Line, In Residence, Adjunct, Clinical-X, Clinical and Researcher. Awardees
may not hold a competitive grant from a national agency (e.g. NIH, ACS etc.) or be a previous
recipient of an ACS-IRG seed grant. Investigators who hold funds from the UC Cancer Research
Coordinating Committee (CRCC) or any award where the majority of the funds are for the express
purpose of supporting the investigator‘s salary (such as the NIH K series) are eligible.
Investigators whose initial nationally competitive research grant was not renewed are also eligible
as long as other criteria are met and that they are not in a no cost extension. Cancer Center
membership is not required. US citizenship or Permanent Residency Status is required. Questions
regarding these criteria should be forwarded to Dr. Edward Nelson , and cc: to

The purpose of these research grants is to provide seed money for eligible 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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