23 July 2014

ACSBI Fellowship Call for Proposals now open

Kickstart your research career with an American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI)

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 ACSBI Fellowships. The application closing date is 1st November 2014. The ACSBI offers a 12 months fellowship with a value of USD50,000 for beginning investigators. Preference will be given to projects with potential benefit to low- and middle-income countries.



  • 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 and other areas of cancer research
  • To advance the academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through translational, clinical, behavioural or population research projects


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


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.



Remember – Start your application early, an award winning proposal takes time.

For more information regarding ACSBI Fellowships, visit the Fellowships section.

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Friday 07 June 2019

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