American Cancer Society Announces Funding Programs

The Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society (ACS) recently increased the Society's funding for psychosocial, behavioral, and policy research. It also expanded the percentage of its support for grants to beginning investigators in these areas from 2% to at least 5% of the $75 million extramural research budget. To recruit top researchers, ACS will periodically issue Requests for Applications (RFAs) in priority areas.

The first RFA focuses on research studies of policy relating to cancer. ACS encourages beginning investigators from the social and behavioral sciences to submit proposals that focus on public policy as it affects the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. This RFA is supplementary to the regular psychosocial and behavioral oncology research grants program of ACS. Proposals that deal with other subjects are still strongly encouraged. The following funding mechanisms are available: Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF), Clinical Research Training Grants for Junior Faculty (CRTG), and Research Project Grants (RPG).

Questions concerning this RFA should be directed to Frank Baker, PhD, at (404) 329-7795 or John Stevens, PhD, at (404) 329-7550.

The deadline for Postdoctoral Fellowship applications and Clinical Research Training Grants for Junior Faculty is October 1, 1996. The deadline for Research Project Grants is October 15, 1996. Send applications to:

American Cancer Society
Extramural Grants Department
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

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