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Extramural Funding Opportunities

The following is a list of currently open non-limited extramural funding opportunties. Listings are generally updated in batches on a monthly basis. Entries are ordered by posting date, with most recent postings first. Funding opportunities are removed from this list once their final application due date has passed.

 

Posted November 5, 2014

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (DRCRF) 2015 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Overview

Application Due Date(s): Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s award offers solutions to these realities. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

 

Posted October 13, 2014

Kure It-AACR Research Grant for Immunotherapy in Kidney Cancer

Application Due Date(s): December 2, 2014, 12:00 p.m. EST

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The Kure It-AACR Research Grant for Immunotherapy in Kidney Cancer represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to full time, independent junior and senior investigators to study immunological aspects of, or treatments for, kidney cancer. Research projects should advance the basic knowledge of tumor immunology mechanisms, or develop new concepts in the treatment, control, or prevention of kidney cancer by immunology-based therapeutic approaches. Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must focus on cancer immunology including, but not limited to: immune recognition, regulation, tumor escape, and therapeutic manipulation for kidney cancer.

The grant provides $250,000 over two years ($125,000 per year) for direct and indirect expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators (grant recipient/collaborator salaries limited to 25 percent of the total grant), postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.

 

Posted October 8, 2014

AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 2015 Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): October 28, 2014 – Letter of Intent Deadline / February 10, 2015 – Application Deadline

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first, second and third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.

The fellowships provide one-year grants of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Application Due Date(s): October 31, 2014 - Pre-proposal Application Due / February 24, 2015 – Full Proposal Due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award is to provide support for mentored research to physician scientist faculty working in any disease area as they transition to independent clinical investigators. The award program aims to enable promising early career physician scientists to build successful careers in clinical research and attain independent research project grant funding.

The 2015 Clinical Scientist Developmental Award consists of $150,000 in direct costs plus $12,000 (eight percent) indirect cost per years for three years.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2015 Innovation Award

Application Due Date(s): November 3, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / March 2, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This award provides seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric cancer scientific investigation. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research. The Innovation Award supports research proposals to be carried out by investigators who are already established, have a track record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of successfully competing for substantial extramural funding in other areas.

The Innovation Award provides $125,000 a year for two years. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Millennium-AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 2015 Lymphoma Research Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): November 5, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct lymphoma-based research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to lymphoma.

The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $55,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored lymphoma-related research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.

QuadW Foundation-AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 2015 Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): November 5, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The QuadW Foundation and AACR is looking to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. Proposed research projects should be aimed toward developing personalized, therapeutic options for the treatment of sarcoma patients. Investigators utilizing novel experimental tools and techniques geared toward better understanding sarcoma in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies, and/or to identify new therapeutic targets are encouraged to apply. Emphasis will be placed on proposals involving research with immediate clinical applications, including those with predictive biomarker studies.

This Fellowship provides $50,000 for one year to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on mentored sarcoma research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses such as supplies, equipment and publication charges for manuscripts.

Aflac, Inc.-AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 2015 Pediatric Cancer Research Career Development Award

Application Due Date(s): November 12, 2014

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.

The grant provides $50,000 a year for two years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (DRCRF) Damon Runyon-Physician Scientist Training Award

Application Due Date(s): December 1, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: In an effort to confront the crisis arising from a growing dearth of physician-scientists, Damon Runyon wishes to encourage more physicians to pursue research careers. The goals are to a) transform these individuals into the highest quality physician-scientists, capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of cancer and b) to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path.

This award provides $460,000 over four years. Funding will be allocated to the awardee’s institution each year for the support of the scientist. The award cannot be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead.

Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research 2015 Kimmel Scholar Award

Application Due Date(s): December 3, 2014

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This award seeks to support accomplished young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research. The goal of this award is to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

The Kimmel Scholar Award provides $100,000 per year for two years. Institutional overhead is limited to 15 percent or less.

Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research 2015 Kimmel Translational Science Award

Application Due Date(s): December 3, 2014

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This award seeks to support physicians engaged in translational science with the goal of improving the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Applicants must demonstrate a significant personal involvement in the laboratory component of the translational project described. The translational research may involve primarily animal studies, but must include reasonable application to subsequent human investigation

The Kimmel Translational Science Award provides $100,000 per year for two years. Institutional overhead is limited to 15 percent or less.

American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): December 15, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this program is to support the training of MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators with the goal of pursuing a career in pulmonary medicine and lung biology research. The goal is to provide support for first-time post-doctoral research fellows as they transition toward tenure track faculty positions.

This fellowship provides $32,500 a year for two years with funds being used only for salary and fringe benefits.

American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): December 15, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This grant provides seed monies to junior investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology. The goal of the award program is to:

  • Foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors
  • Fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research

This grant provides $40,000 a year for two years. No more than 25% of the budget may be used for an awardee’s salary and/or fringe benefits and no more than 30% may be used towards the purchase of permanent equipment

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2015 Epidemiology Grant

Application Due Date(s): December 15, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this grant is to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing novel and promising epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological approach include the following:

  1. Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer
  2. Early Detection of Childhood Cancer
  3. Prevention of Childhood Cancer
  4. Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
  5. Molecular epidemiology studies

The Epidemiology Grant provides $100,000 a year in direct costs for a maximum of two years. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2015 Young Investigator Award

Application Due Date(s): December 15, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This grant is designed to provide start-up funds for new scientists at the end of their fellowship training or early in their research career. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application

The Young Investigator Award provides $50,000 a year for two years. Indirect costs are not allowed.

 

Posted September 5, 2014

The Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Application Due Date(s): September 15, 2014 – Preliminary Grant Application Opens / January 16, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research seeks to fund translational and clinical projects in Pediatric Brain Tumor Research.

Grants will not exceed $75,000 over a one year period. Only direct costs will be funded.

American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Application Due Date(s): October 1, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / December 15, 2014 – Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: This grant is to support clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any other kind of research project aimed at:

  • Discovering novel approaches in improving clinical methods for early detection of lung cancer or improving knowledge on the benefits of lung cancer screening
  • Developing novel medical treatments, advancing current treatment options or finding a cure for lung cancer

This grant provides $100,000 a year for two years. No more than 25 percent of the budget may be used for an awardee’s salary and/or fringe benefits and no more than 30 percent may be used towards the purchase of permanent equipment.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 2015 Research Acceleration Network Grants

Application Due Date(s): October 8, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / January 14, 2015 – Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The goal of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Acceleration Network (RAN) Grants is to provide funding and strategic assistance to research projects with the potential to double survival for pancreatic cancer by the year 2020. These projects must be implemented by a multi-institutional team and include a clinical component with an endpoint relevant to improving the detection or treatment of pancreatic cancer.

This grant will provide $1,000,000 in funding for direct and indirect expenses related to the research project over a one- to three-year timeframe. In addition to the grant, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will provide strategic project management support to help optimize project implementation and progress during the grant term.

Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program 2015 Fellowship in Pediatric Cancer Research

Application Due Date(s): October 9, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / January 8, 2014 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here for more information

Description: Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Rally Foundation For Childhood Cancer Research, and The Truth 365 are dedicated to eliminating childhood cancer through innovative research in pediatric oncology in the areas of basic, translation, clinical, and applied research projects and fellowships.

This award provides up to $50,000 for one year. Award amounts are determined by a competitive review process and scores received. Funds may not be used for indirect costs.

Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program 2015 Research Grant in Pediatric Cancer Research

Application Due Date(s): October 9, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / January 8, 2014 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here for more information

Description: Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Rally Foundation For Childhood Cancer Research, and The Truth 365 are dedicated to eliminating childhood cancer through innovative research in pediatric oncology in the areas of basic, translation, clinical, and applied research projects and fellowships.

This award provides up to $50,000 for one year. Award amounts are determined by a competitive review process and scores received. Funds may not be used for indirect costs.

California Breast Cancer Research Program Translational Research Award

Application Due Date(s): October 30, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / March 12, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The purpose of this award is to support research that is on a critical path for practical application. Translational research to be supported by the CBCRP should have the potential for major impact in the any areas of:

  • Prevention, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of breast cancer
  • Improved quality of life for survivors
  • Reduction in the community and social burden caused by the disease in California
  • Advances in medical practices, health system changes, health policies, or environmental modifications

The total direct costs for this budget is capped at $750,000 over three years. UC institutional F&A is capped at 25 percent MTDC.

California Breast Cancer Research Program IDEA (Innovative, Developmental and Exploratory) Research Award

Application Due Date(s): October 30, 214 – Letter of Intent Due / March 12, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The purpose of this award is to support both established researchers and new investigators whose speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer. Applications for this type of award should challenge existing paradigms, represent a new direction for the PI, and encourage innovation by the incorporation of techniques and approaches not yet well represented in mainstream breast cancer research. The CBCRC encourages researchers to attempt breakthroughs that, if successful, could be leveraged into more substantial funding.

The budget cap for this award is either $100,000 in direct costs or $150,000 in direct costs if using animal or human participants over an 18 month maximum duration. UC institutional F&A is capped at 25 percent MTDC.

Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP Grant)

Application Due Date(s): November 1, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / February 1, 2015 – Full Application Deadline

How to Apply: Click here for more information

Description: This grant provides funding for qualified scientists who are working to explore clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. This grant will support basic, pre-clinical and translational research which will provide information that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic.

The CLIP grant provides up to $100,000 per year for two years. Funds may be used for salary, technical assistance, supplies, capital equipment, or scientific travel. Funds may not be used for indirect costs.

California Breast Cancer Research Program Community Research Collaboration Award

Application Due Date(s): November 5, 2014 – Research Plan Due (optional) / March 12, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) is seeking to fund community organizations to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. The teams work collaboratively through each stage of the research process, including: decision-making on which breast cancer questions are most important to them; determining the best research methods to use to answer these questions; gathering and interpreting data; and communicating findings to other community members, scientists, and the public, while generating results that can be applied to other communities. The goal of the CRC teams is to reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer by combining the existing knowledge, interest, expertise, and resources of communities and research scientists.

National Lung Cancer Partnership Free to Breathe 2015 Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): November 7, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / March 9, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The Free to Breathe research grant solely focuses on research to prevent or stop lung cancer metastasis. They seek to support high-impact and innovative lung cancer research within this area of emphasis that will result in clinical translation (e.g. clinical trial) by the end of the 3-year award period. The ultimate goal is to fund research that will result in treatments for lung cancer patients and increase survival.

This grant provides $600,000, including a maximum of 8 percent ($48,000) indirect costs. Grants will be paid over three years at $200,000 per year. The second and third year payments will be contingent on receipt and approval of written progress reports. No more than 20 percent of the requested budget may be used for salary and fringe benefits for the principal investigator(s).

Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator Awards

Application Due Date(s): November 11, 2014

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: This award aims to attract early career scientists with novel ideas into the field of melanoma, thereby recruiting and supporting the next generation of melanoma researcher leaders.

This award provides $75,000 a year for three years.

Melanoma Research Alliance Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards

Application Due Date(s): November 11, 2014

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: This award is designed to facilitate progress via interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors. Investigators with an established record of scientific productivity will receive funding to conduct projects supported by preliminary data.

This award will be co-funded by the MRA and an industrial collaborator whose involvement is essential to the project. Investigators will receive $100,000 per year for two to three years from the MRA. Industry funds must match but may exceed MRA funds for the award period.

Melanoma Research Alliance Pilot Award

Application Due Date(s): November 11, 2014

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: This award is designed to establish proof-of-concept for potentially transformative ideas from established investigators who are past the initial 4 years of their first academic faculty appointment. Pilot proposals are not required to contain extensive preliminary data, but must articulate a clear hypothesis and translational goals. Resources for such "high-risk, high-reward" projects are important to establish proof-of-concept, which may then leverage additional funding through more traditional avenues.

This award provides $50,000 per year for two years.

Melanoma Research Alliance Established Investigator Award

Application Due Date(s): November 11, 2014

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: This award is designed to support senior investigators with an established record of scientific productivity and accomplishment and who are past the initial four years of their first academic faculty appointment.

This award provides $125,000 per year for two to three years

Melanoma Research Alliance Team Science Awards

Application Due Date(s): November 11, 2014

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The MRA’s Team Science Awards are interested in funding multidisciplinary teams of two or more PIs in order to support projects with the potential to lead to transformative advances in prevention, early detection, staging and/or treatment of melanoma. Each team must include at least one Young Investigator as a co-investigator. All PIs in the team share authority for scientific leadership and cannot use the position of “co-PI” in this application.

This award provides up to $500,000 total over two to three years.

 

Posted July 25, 2014

Susan G. Komen 2014-2015 Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR) – Basic/Translational and Clinical Research 

Application Due Date(s): July 17, 2014 pre-application due / November 20, 2014 full application due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this grant is to foster promising breast cancer researchers who are in the early stages of their faculty careers for up to three years of “protected time” for research career development under the guidance of a mentor committee. Awardees are expected to launch independent research careers and successfully compete for subsequent research project funding in breast cancer research.

This grant provides up to $150,000 per year (combined direct and indirect costs) for up to three years. Salary support for the Lead Mentor or mentoring committee members and tuition for grad student/post docs are not allowed. Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25 percent of total direct costs. Indirect costs may not exceed 25 percent of total costs.

Susan G. Komen 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants (PDF) – Basic/Translational and Clinical Research 

Application Due Date(s): July 17, 2014 pre-application due / November 20, 2014 full application due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this grant is to support promising scientist who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research. By providing funding to outstanding postdoctoral/postgraduate fellows under the guidance of a mentor, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research.

This grant provides up to $60,000 a year in direct costs only for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. Salary support is allowed only for the applicant. Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25 percent of total direct costs. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Susan G. Komen 2014-2015 Career Graduate Training in Disparities Research Grants (GTDR)

Application Due Date(s): July 17, 2014 pre-application due / November 20, 2014 full application due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: Graduate Training in Disparities Research (GTDR) Grants are intended to establish and/or to sustain a training program for graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups. By providing funding to outstanding training programs, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research focused on disparities in breast cancer outcomes. These well trained leaders will be needed to reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.

Applicants may request funding up to $135,000 per year (direct costs only) for up to three years. Funds may be used to support Trainee stipends, Mentors’ salaries, training materials, travel to annual Trainee meeting, and other associated training costs including tuition. Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25 percent of direct costs. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Hope Funds For Cancer Research The Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Application Due Date(s): September 18, 2014 research proposal due / January 29, 2015 full application due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The Hope Funds for Cancer Research is offering fellowships to postdoctoral scientists who propose to work on highly innovative research projects that challenge the traditional paradigms of understanding the causes, mechanisms, progression, disease markers or risk factors of the most difficult-to-treat cancers, including pancreatic, lung, liver, sarcomas, esophageal, brain, gastric, bone and ovarian cancers; and rare leukemias, lymphomas and MDS.

This award provides a three-year fellowship with a stipend of $48,000 for the first year, $50,000 for the second year, and $52,000 for the third year. A travel grant of $1,500 is also awarded each year for the purpose of attending conferences and/or scientific training meetings. Indirect costs are not allowed.

   

Posted February 16, 2012

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (U01)

ID: PAR-12-095

Application Due Date(s): November 20, 2014 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

How to Apply: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-095.html

Description: Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) and Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), encourage grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biologic/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. These cooperative agreement research awards (U01) will support innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, and may include the development and testing of new methodologies and models, secondary data analyses, and mechanistic studies of identified biological factors associated with cancer disparities, including those related to basic research in prevention strategies. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the development of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can develop resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities.

 

Posted Dec. 5, 2011

Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology (R03)

ID: PAR-12-039

Application Due Date(s): November 18, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

How to Apply: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-039.html

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), encourages the submission of Small Research Grant (R03) applications for research on cancer etiology and epidemiology. The overarching goal of this FOA is to provide support for pilot projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analyses of existing data, development and validation of measurement methods, linkage of genetic polymorphisms with other variables related to cancer risk, and development of innovative projects for more comprehensive research in cancer etiology and epidemiology.

Using the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) funding mechanism, this FOA focuses on different types of projects including, but not limited to: (1) pilot and feasibility studies; (2) secondary analysis of existing data; (3) small, self-contained research projects; (4) development of research methodology; and (5) development of new research technology. The R03 mechanism is critical for collection of pilot data that can be used for larger grant applications such as the Research Project Grant Mechanism (R01). R01 studies in cancer epidemiology usually require large sample sizes, complex logistics, extensive fieldwork, acquisition of biospecimens, and, sometimes, the acquisition of sensitive information such as reproductive histories.

Last updated: 11/5/2014 9:27:06 AM