This is the seventh year of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) that was awarded to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) to support promising new research by junior faculty members. The ACS Institutional Research Grant provides seed money to new investigators without a national competitive research grant, so that they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants.
The principal investigator of the IRG is Stuart S. Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
In 2012, we will fund at least three cancer-related pilot projects and one cancer disparities pilot project. The maximum budget for the project grants is $30,000. each. Information and application forms are attached.
Applicants must be within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment. Faculty at the associate professor level or above, junior faculty with a national competitive research grant, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for these pilot project grants.
The Application deadline has been extended to: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by 4:00 p.m. Please submit the signed hard copy and an electronic copy to:
The pilot project grant applications will be reviewed by the local institutional research grant committee chaired by Dr. Martin. The committee is composed of UMB faculty and the Regional Vice President of the ACS Mid-Atlantic Division.