Multidisciplinary ARS Seed Grant
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Past Recipients



Kunal Saigal, MD

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

18F-FDG PET/CT and MRI Radiomics to Predict Outcome in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer



Shane Lloyd, MD

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Understanding and Quantifying Patient Reported Outcomes in Cardiac Health Before and After Thoracic Radiation Therapy in Cancer Patients


David Shultz, MD

Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto

Measuring Hypoxia-Specific Epigenetic Profiles in High-Risk Sarcoma



Application Information

The ARS announces the availability of two $15,000 multidisciplinary seed grants to be awarded to investigators within the first five years of practice.  The seed grant should address the mission statement of the ARS which is “To promote the multi-disciplinary and collegial study of all aspects of cancer.”


Eligibility:  The primary applicant (PI) should have been a full ARS member for at least 1 calendar year prior to the application.  The grant should focus on the core elements of the Mission Statement revolving around a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care with the grant participants coming from Radiation, Medical and Surgical Oncology.  The PI needs to be within the first five years of practice after completing residency or fellowship.


Application Characteristics:

  • The grant will be for 1 year with a no-cost extension for a second year.
  • The budget for direct costs for the one- year project period may not exceed $15,000. Institutional indirect costs are not allowed.
  • No preliminary data are required but may be included if available.
  • The application cannot exceed 6 pages.
  • The application needs to include:
    • Project Summary
    • Relevance of the Project to ARS Mission Statement
    • Specific Aims
    • Research Strategy
    • Personnel
    • Budget (Download Budget Template)
    • References (Not included in page restrictions)
    • NIH Biosketch for each applicant (Not included in page restrictions)
  • The successful applicants will be required to present their research at the ARS Annual Meeting 1 year after completion of the research.

Please submit your grant application using the form below by Friday, April 3, 2020. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Taylor, ARS Executive Director, at





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