International Innovation Grant

The International Innovation Grant provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries.

The International Innovation Grant is a one-year research grant of up to $20,000 that is awarded and paid directly to a nonprofit organization or governmental agency in a low-income or middle-income country. The grant may be used by the organization only for the approved, budgeted costs of the research project. Each grant will have a Principal Investigator who is an ASCO member, is affiliated with the Grantee Organization, and is a resident of the low-income or middle-income country. 

International Innovation Grants are hypothesis-driven research grants that fund a specific research project that may result in the discovery of new knowledge about how to advance cancer control in a low- or middle-income setting.  It is anticipated that novel approaches and clinical designs proposed for this grant may differ from what would be considered standard practice within high-income settings.  Grantee Organizations and Principal Investigators will be expected to share and disseminate the knowledge gained during their research project. 

The 2016 International Innovation Grant online Letter of Intent submission opens on July 1, 2015 and Letters of Intent are due by July 31, 2015, 11:59 pm ET.  Full applications must be submitted online by October 8, 2015, 11:59 pm ET.  Please read the 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information and application instructions.

To initiate an application through the online grants management system, please go to   

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions document. If that doesn’t answer your question, email

Templates Needed for Application: 

Principal Investigator Biosketch Template

Application Approval Facesheet

The 2015 International Innovation Grant is supported by*:

ASCO International

*This list reflects commitments as of April 1, 2015.