American Cancer Society Health Equity Research in Cancer Control and Prevention

Application Deadline: October 15th

Cancer Health Equity Research | American Cancer Society


The ACS Extramural Discovery Science Department identifies research addressing cancer health equity (see policies for the ACS definition) and health disparities as a priority within the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program. This includes research:

  • To understand, identify, and/or define modifiable and unjust factors that contribute to or sustain inequity (e.g. resources, access to care, behaviors, quality of care); and
  • That leads to a sustained reduction in disparities and/or equitable outcomes in cancer.

Applications using one of the following mechanisms will be accepted; unless specified otherwise, eligibility is unchanged:

  • Research Scholar Grant (applicants may be at any career stage)
  • Clinician Scientist Development Grant
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Clinical Research Professor Award

All applicants must explicitly specify the following within the application:

  • Relevance to cancer generally and cancer disparities specifically;
  • How findings from the proposed research will substantially improve equity in access to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment services; and
  • How findings may be applied to more quickly advance efforts to reduce cancer burden or costs, improve quality of care or quality of life, and/or save more lives.

Foundation: For a full list of foundation opportunities please visit: Grant Funding Opportunities – Foundation – Research and Innovation (