Supporting Outstanding Academic Research in Oncology at the University of South Carolina

Request for Applications

The University of South Carolina South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is a recipient of the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG). The ACS IRG is an institutional award that enables USC to provide small pilot research grants to beginning investigators in cancer research who have no national competitive research grant support.  

Purpose of the American Cancer Society (ACS) IRG

The goal of the ACS IRG is to attract beginning investigators into cancer research. The purpose is to support the initiation of promising new cancer research projects by independent, self-directed junior faculty members  so they can obtain data that will allow them to successfully compete for peer-reviewed extramural cancer research grants.  SCCP collaborates with the local ACS to promote ACS research opportunities and to disseminate information about research findings and benefits to public and professional groups.  To learn more about the ACS IRG and other ACS research opportunities, visit the ACS website at


Application & Forms

Request for Application SOAR-USC

Request for Application

ACS Research Grant