CIRGO, working with funding partners and expert advisors, solicits and reviews potential applications from low- and middle-income country investigators who have solid ideas for implementation research projects in global oncology. Project should demonstrate both local contextual relevance and well as generalizability to other LMICs. Solicitations are made oncer per year and based on availability of funding. Awards are intended to fund focused, roughly 1-year projects.

Projects should take specific aspects of the cancer care system, say screening, and then create implementation projects to explore important questions about cancer diagnosis and care in LMICs. All projects should be limited to one year in duration, with clearly defined aims, objectives, timelines, and budgets. Interested investigators can download the proposal template and submit their completed forms to

Beginning in November, proposals will be objectively reviewed by an independent committee of experts convened by CIRGO. Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal in the first week of January, 2022.

Successful applicants will receive an award as a grant from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Each awarded project will be evaluated at the six-month and one-year mark to monitor progress and identify best practices. Awardees will also be paired with an advisor who can provide support and guidance.

Our currently funded projects cover a range of topics in six countries across the cancer continuum: