ACSBI Fellowship Call for Proposals now open

28 June 2013

American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI)

Application closing date 1st November 2013


  • 12 month international fellowship
  • Award value of USD 50,000


  • To foster a bi-directional flow of research knowledge, experience, expertise, and innovation between countries
  • To support the promotion of cancer control in developing countries through epidemiology, cancer control etc
  • To advance the academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through clinical, behavioural or translational research projects to initiate, set-up or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad


Beginning investigators or clinicians:

  • Who possess a terminal, advanced degree in their field
  • Who hold an academic university or hospital position with an explicit commitment to return to their home institute
  • In the early phases of their career as an independent investigator and no longer under research mentoring
  • The research proposed must be conducted at not-for-profit institutions
  • Cannot be in residence in the host laboratory at time of application or during the review process


Former Grantees report:

  • Knowledge and research skills were significantly increased, thus preparing them to better compete internationally
  • Publications with their Host mentors resulted from their ACSBI Fellowship research
  • Mentoring received in the Host Institutions was extremely important and very effective for their subsequent professional development 
  • Ability to obtain research funding is increased upon return to their home institution
  • Unique opportunity for international research


* Findings from a UICC survey of former ACSBI grantees conducted in 2012.

Last update: 
Tuesday 16 May 2017