When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

Our Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program welcomes proposals from Independent Investigators addressing the impact of modifiable lifestyle exposures on cancer risk and outcomes.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Letter of Intent Submission Opens:
December 8, 2023

Letter of Intent Submission Closes:
January 19, 2024

Full Application Opens:
March 8, 2024

Full Application Closes:
May 17, 2024

Applicants Notified of Funding Decision:
October 2024

AICR’s Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment, and survival related to modifiable lifestyle factors including diet, nutrition, body composition, and physical activity but also additional modifiable lifestyle exposures, such as sleep and stress.

NEW for 2024!

EARLY CAREER subcategory of Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

This sub-category of the Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program is intended to support projects from Early Career investigators (within 36 months of first academic appointment). The priority for these awards is to help Early Career Investigators to rapidly address research questions.