Pilot Projects

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

The IU Simon Cancer Center is pleased to announce the availability of funds for new pilot projects to assist new investigators who hold the rank of assistant professor, research assistant professor or assistant scientist but are without an active (i.e., NIH, NSF, ACS) national competitive research grant, regardless of the topic. These funds are from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACSIRG). This grant provides support for beginning investigators to enable them to initiate their independent research programs.

The purpose of the ACSIRG program is to attract new investigators from Indiana University into cancer research and to provide support for new pilot studies that will produce preliminary data for the investigator to develop into studies that will compete successfully for external, national funds from both federal and private sources. Faculty from the IU School of Medicine and its regional campuses, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Optometry, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, School of Science and School of Informatics and Computing are especially encouraged to apply.

Anticipated frequency of funding announcements: Once per year. Application deadline is May 1 each year.


For questions about the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project Funding Mechanism, please contact Mark R. Kelley at mkelley@iu.edu or Crystal Munson at crybanks@iupui.edu.