Apply for Funding

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Competition

The Harper Cancer Research Institute is pleased to announce the availability of funds for new pilot projects to assist new investigators who hold the ranks of Research Scientist, Research Professor (all levels), or Assistant Professor (tenure track). These funds are from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG). This grant provides support for beginning investigators to enable them to initiate their independent research program. Eligible investigators, as defined by the American Cancer Society, have not held or obtained a nationally competitive research grant (e.g., NIH, NSF, DOD, ACS). The purpose of the ACS IRG program is to attract new investigators from Notre Dame and IUSM-South Bend 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. Faculties from all disciplines, with any project relating to cancer research, are especially encouraged to apply.

Completed Application Due: March 31, 2017 (5 p.m. EDT)

Funding Start Date: May 15, 2017

Please contact Rob Stahelin ( if interested.