NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Healthall-of-us-v-cancer

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports discrete, well-defined projects in any area of cancer research using the NIH R03 small grant mechanism.

The NIH R03 small grant mechanism supports discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in 2 years and that require limited levels of funding. Examples of the types of projects that the R03 grant mechanism include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pilot or feasibility studies;
  • Secondary analysis of existing data;
  • Small, self-contained research projects;
  • Development of research methodology; and
  • Development of new research technology.
Specific Research Objectives

All areas of cancer research relevant to the mission of the NCI are appropriate for projects submitted in response to this FOA (for a list of extramural research funding programs at the NCI, go to Projects proposed in response to this FOA may involve basic, translational, clinical, and/or population research related to cancer. Examples of relevant areas include but are not limited to studies of: cancer biology; cancer control; cancer diagnosis; cancer disparities; cancer prevention; and cancer treatment.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-14-007
Funding Opportunity Title: NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.393 — Cancer Cause and Prevention Research
93.394 — Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Research
93.395 — Cancer Treatment Research
93.396 — Cancer Biology Research
93.399 — Cancer Control
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 2
Posted Date: Nov 21, 2013
Last Updated Date: Aug 26, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 05, 2017  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Aug 26, 2016  
Archive Date: Sep 26, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding:  
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor:  


Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
For profit organizations other than small businesses
State governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
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 eligible to apply.Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
Link to Additional Information:
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

NIH OER Webmaster FBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV

If you have any problems linking to this funding announcement, please contact the NIH OER Webmaster


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