December 14, 2017

ACS Institutional Research Grant

By msequeira

American Cancer Society - Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG)

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant supports cancer research by junior faculty in all of UNM’s Schools and Colleges. Early career faculty who have not yet obtained national, peer-reviewed funding for their cancer-related research programs are invited to apply for ACS-IRG grants. Eligibility is not affected by prior internal or regional research awards.  Recipients of IRG pilot project grants must be, at the time of the application, United States citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.  The next deadline for applications is Thursday, February 1, 2018.


Faculty awards will be made in two categories:

Research Awards

Awards of up to $30,000 for one year are allocated to excellent basic, translational, clinical and population-based research proposals that have the potential to advance our understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer and also to advance the career of the recipient.  A total of $60,000 is available each year for all areas of cancer research.

Special Interest Awards

An additional $30,000 per year is set aside each year for behavioral, psychosocial and interventional research proposals that particularly address the special needs of New Mexico’s populations in the areas of cancer control, prevention, support, and management.


View the 2018  ACS IRG flyer

Read the 2018 ACS IRG Request for Applications

Read the 2018 ACS IRG Application and 18 ACS IRG Biosketch Template
(sorry, we cannot upload Word docs to our intranet. Please email Dr. Michelle Ozbun or Erin Fitzgerald to get the application and template.)


Please direct inquiries by e-mail to Dr. Michelle Ozbun (, or Erin Fitzgerald (

Tags: Funding, Funding Opps, Research