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Grant Opportunities

ACCRF relies upon its Scientific Advisory Board to set the strategic direction for the foundation’s research agenda. While investigator-initiated proposals are always welcome on any ACC-related topic, ACCRF is particularly focused on the following research topics:
  • MYB: mechanisms of action and therapeutic inhibition
  • NOTCH: mechanisms of action and therapeutic inhibition
  • Cell surface markers and related therapies
  • Tumor immune microenvironment and appropriate immunotherapies
  • Diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers
  • Cell lines and cultures

Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis with 2-3 review sessions annually. Researchers who wish to submit a proposal should email the Executive Director  or the Director of Research with a one paragraph description of the research project. If the concept is determined to be in line with the priorities of the Scientific Advisory Board, then a full proposal may be submitted. All proposals must address five elements:

  • Research aims
  • Methods
  • Personnel (with separate biosketch)
  • Budget (with no more than 10% in indirect costs)
  • Timeline (with deliverables, if applicable)

Pilot grants are available for up to $50,000. Typically, these awards are used to generate preliminary data or prove a concept that may be followed up with a larger proposal. These grants may be 1-4 pages in length. They are awarded at the discretion of the Executive Director upon consultation with the Director of Research. Decisions on submitted proposals usually are made in less than one month.

Full grants are awarded following review by the Scientific Advisory Board and with the approval of the Board of Directors. Typical grants are for $100,000 to $300,000 over 1-3 years (with a historic maximum of $600,000). Proposals may not exceed 10 pages (excluding biosketches). ACCRF aims to provide decisions on proposals within 2-4 months of submission.