American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

Investigator Initiated Research Grant

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management (body fatness). The 2007 AICR/WCRF Second Expert Report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective identified research directions to build on current knowledge in the area of food, nutrition, physical activity, body fatness and cancer. Those research directions were devised to increase understanding of the cancer process, from initiation to metastasis. They are often interdisciplinary and address issues that could help translate research into action to prevent cancer.

These awards are generally made for a two-year term for a maximum of $150,000 plus 10% indirect costs. A limited number of special Investigator-Initiated Grants will also be made for a three-year term and a maximum of $225,000 plus 10% indirect costs. These three-year grants will be awarded to support the start-up of epidemiologic or intervention studies that require additional time. See section 3.1 for more information. 

Letter of Intent Due: January 26, 2015

Application Deadline: May 11, 2015

Visit the AICR website for more information and current deadlines: http://www.aicr.org/research/grant/research_funded_grant_programs.html