Research Scholar Grants (early-career independent cancer researchers)

American Cancer Society´s Research Scholar Grants provide funding for early-career independent researchers (within the first 8 years of independent research career) to support research on cancer. There are no citizenship restrictions; applicants must be based at a US institution. The Grants provide up to 165,000 USD/year for up to 4 years. Applications must be within the 6 research priority areas of the Society:

  • Etiology (Causes of Cancer)
  • Obesity/Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL)
  • Screening and Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Survivorship
  • Health Equity Across the Cancer Control Continuum

There are two assessment rounds per year, with closing dates on April 1 and October 15.


Full-application closing date: 

April 1, 2022

Grant duration:

Up to 4 years

Grant amount:

Up to 165,000 USD/year

Recipient qualification:

Any doctoral degree

Recipient citizenship:


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