Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07)

PAR-16-284
Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Healthcancer-682x1024

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In addition to this opportunity, NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) support a variety of other mentored career development programs designed to foster the transition of new investigators to research independence. These other programs may be more suitable for particular candidates.  NIH also supports non-mentored career development programs for independent investigators. More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

The objectives of the NIH Academic Career Award (K07) are to increase the pool of individuals with academic and research expertise in a specific area of biomedical research and to enhance the educational or research capacity at the grantee institution. The K07 Development Award supports more junior investigators who are interested in developing academic and research expertise in a particular health-related field, as a way to increase the overall pool of individuals capable of research or teaching in the identified area. Research, teaching, and leadership skills are to be learned during the tenure of the award. Curriculum building skills are encouraged.

The objective of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to increase the pool of individuals with academic and research expertise in these specific areas of biomedical research. The award provides salary and mentored research support for a sustained period of “protected time” to junior investigators who are interested in developing academic and research expertise in these particular health-related fields. Candidates must have no more than 8 years of research experience after the terminal doctoral degree at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission application; clinical training is not included within this 8-year limit. The expectation is that, through this sustained period of research career development and training under the guidance of an experienced mentor in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences, awardees will launch fully independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (e.g., R01) funding.

For the purpose of this funding opportunity, cancer control research is defined as “basic and applied research in the behavioral sciences that independently or in combination with biomedical approaches reduces cancer risk, incidence, morbidity, and mortality across the lifespan and over the entire process of carcinogenesis from primary behavioral prevention in youth, to screening, treatment, and survivorship” (Report of the NCI Cancer Control Progress Review Group, 1997-1998 ).

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-284
Funding Opportunity Title: Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 93.393 — Cancer Cause and Prevention Research
93.398 — Cancer Research Manpower
93.399 — Cancer Control
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: May 25, 2016
Last Updated Date: May 25, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 07, 2018  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 07, 2018  
Archive Date: Feb 07, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
State governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Private institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to support the career development of junior investigators with research or health professional doctoral degrees who want to become cancer-focused academic researchers in cancer prevention, cancer control, or the behavioral or population sciences.
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