UA Cancer Center Awarded $360K from American Cancer Society for Research 'Seed' Grants

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) has received notice that its competing Institutional Research Grant application to the American Cancer Society (ACS) will be awarded at $360,000 over three years.

Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhDInstitutional Research Grants are highly competitive block grants awarded to institutions as "seed money" for the initiation of pilot projects by promising junior investigators. The funds are intended to provide support to cancer researchers who are just beginning their careers to help them obtain preliminary data in support of more extensive proposals.    

The UACC will offer four awards this year at $30,000 each and will ask junior faculty to apply for this opportunity in mid-June 2016. A letter of Intent is due Aug. 17 and the proposal deadline is Oct. 5. More details to come! 

Investigators interested in learning more about the impact of an ACS IRG award can watch the following video featuring Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, director of the UACC Phase I Program:

For more information on the grants and how to apply, visit

Release Date: 
05/31/2016 - 4:30pm