The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.
Who's Eligible: Independent investigators in the first 6 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Eligibility is extended for 8 years for clinician scientists who remain active in clinical care. Applicants typically must be within 12 years of receiving a terminal (doctorate) degree and cannot have more than one R01/R01-like grant (>$100,000/year direct costs for more than 3 years) as principal investigator at the time of application.
Exception for Cancer Control and Prevention Research: RSG applicants to ONLY the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program may be at any career stage provided that the focus of their project is either: 1) Health Policy/Health Services research or 2) Achieving Cancer Health Equity
Grant Term and Budget: Awards are for up to 4 years, for up to $165,000 a year for direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs.
Exception for psychosocial/behavioral studies or health policy/health services: RSG applicants to the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program for psychosocial and behavioral studies or health policy and health services research that are population based and focused on achieving health equity may be up to 5 years with a maximum budget of $400,000 a year for direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs.
Annual Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15
Note: Grant application materials become available early January and July.