September 8, 2000

Grants available for cancer research

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Applications are being sought for support by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) designed to provide seed money for “junior faculty” members with an interest in cancer research.

The ACS defines junior faculty as investigators at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent who are eligible to apply as principal investigator for grant support from national agencies. However, the IRG is intended to support junior faculty who do not have national grant support of their own and who have not received prior support from the IRG.

Faculty members with an interest in the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of cancer, as well as in basic and clinical research, are encouraged to apply.

Funds are available to all schools of Vanderbilt University. Individual allocations are limited to a maximum of $20,000, and the awards will be for the Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2001 period.

Deadline for application is Oct. 2. Awards will be announced in December.

For information or application forms, contact Jennifer McConnell, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 649 Preston Building (MRBII), 936-1072.