The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is pleased to announce the International Innovation Grant Program to provide research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs).
It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other low- or middle-income settings.
The IIG is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferrable to other low- or middle-income settings. The grant funding is intended to support research projects aimed at forming a basis for reducing the barriers to cancer control in LMICs; not for short-term funding of cancer control services.
The IIG is a one-year research grant of up to $20,000 that is awarded and paid directly to a nonprofit organization or governmental agency (“Grantee Organization”) in a low-income or middle-income country. The number of IIGs in each funding cycle is not predetermined by Conquer Cancer. Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.
All of the following criteria must be met in order to qualify for an IIG:
- Applicant Organization:
- Must be an organization with a charitable purpose registered as a not-for-profit with the relevant national authority or must be a government agency. This organization will administer the grant funds for the sole purpose of the project. Examples of potential not-for-profit organizations are medical societies or associations, advocacy organizations, foundations, hospitals, and universities.
- Must be located in a country categorized by the World Bank as Low-Income, Lower-Middle Income, or Upper-Middle Income.
- Must have been operating for at least one full year, have an acceptable management structure and processes in place, and be solvent with or without the support of the International Innovation Grant.
- Should have experience in carrying out activities with tangible outcomes.
- Must be a member of ASCO (any membership category) or have submitted a membership application with the grant application.
- Must be a citizen or permanent resident of a country defined by the World Bank as Low-Income, Lower-Middle Income, or Upper-Middle Income, and currently residing in that country.
- Must be affiliated with the applicant organization.
For more information, visit https://www.asco.org/career-development/grants-awards/funding-opportunities/international-innovation-grant