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

PAR-14-007
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 http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/extramural). 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
Health
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:  

Eligibility

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: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-007.html
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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.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-284.html
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Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R21)

PAR-16-255
Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R21)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Specific Research Objectives

NCI investment in IDA-related research would yield efficient and productive research that reduces costs, bridges behavioral research with other disciplines, and provides the ability to test hypotheses in ways that cannot be accomplished without data integration.

A. Enhanced Longitudinal Analyses

Prospective, longitudinal studies offer many advantages when studying processes or outcomes that develop or change over time; yet these types of studies are expensive and time-consuming.  Retrospective use of any one data set is often limited in scope. However, merging several similar data sets using IDA provides an opportunity to study a broader swath of behaviors and experiences to better understand developmental processes without having to collect new data. The basic idea is to merge multiple existing datasets that have common data elements but different cohorts. These methods incorporate an enhanced longitudinal component by extending the timeframe of the study without the added time needed to collect the data.  These more efficient types of IDA studies, however, require collaboration among researchers to share data, and the data must meet certain conditions before merging is possible. These conditions include having common data elements that assess process or outcome measures across studies and respondents with at least one common age (or any common variable that assesses a time-varying component) that serves to ‘link’ studies together. For instance, previous studies using these methods have examined changes in intellectual abilities over the lifespan and development of substance use and abuse in children, adolescents, and young adults. Application in the cancer arena would be particularly useful given that cancer-related behaviors, such as smoking and obesity, are initiated and maintained over a lifetime.

B. Assessment of Small Populations

Small populations are defined as populations for which the size, dispersion, or accessibility of the population of interest makes it difficult to obtain adequate sample sizes in order to test specific research questions. Examples of small populations include racial/ethnic sub-groups (e.g., Honduran Latin Americans), those with relatively rare characteristics (e.g., transgender persons), rare cancers, low base-rate behaviors, low income and rural populations, or people living in small geographic units such as census blocks or particular zip codes. The concern is that these groups may not be studied or may be aggregated inappropriately (e.g., combining all Latin American subgroups together) when there are important or unique characteristics of these groups that result in cancer-related health disparities or differences in specific cancer-related outcomes such as incidence or mortality. These types of studies have clear utility for understanding health disparities.

Benefits can be derived from linking methods to assess small geographic units. For example, methods such as small-area estimation would also be encouraged as a model-based approach to link information from population-based surveys. It takes advantage of the strengths of different surveys, with the goal of creating more accurate and precise outcomes at smaller geographic units.

C. Multi-level Analyses

Multi-level analyses can be achieved through data linkages. This refers to data collected at many levels of abstraction, that is, biological, behavioral, and societal. An example of this type of analysis would be a study that examines the relationship between individual smoking behavior measured through cotinine levels (as a biomarker) and self-reported smoking behavior; environmental factors such as number of stores selling cigarettes; and, finally, policy-level data such as cigarette taxes and indoor smoke-free laws.  These data could be linked by a geographic unit– such as county where the individual resides –and then analyzed as a whole. This approach would incorporate the effects of multiple levels of influence to understand their effects on behavior or test for the effects of interventions on changing behavior.

Research questions of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What are the long-term effects of chemotherapy on fatigue, cognition, and other treatment-related outcomes, taking into account individual characteristics (e.g., coping, multiple morbidities), type of cancer, type of therapy, health care access and use practices; and what are the characteristics of the different clinics in which chemotherapy is performed, and how do these contribute?
  • How do individual risk perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes towards tobacco use interact with biological factors (e.g., ability to metabolize cotinine), environmental factors (i.e., built environment), and policy factors (e.g., laws banning smoking in restaurants and bars, cigarette taxes) to explain why current smokers continue to smoke or have trouble quitting?
  • How do personal attitudes towards vaccination and sexual behavior (as measured within parents, adolescents, and young adults) together with physician recommendations and accessibility to health care (as measured within the built environment) interact to influence HPV vaccination uptake?
  • What are the long-term trends in cancer incidence/mortality inequities? Have they changed over time, and what are biological, self-report, environmental, and policy factors that explain these differences? What can be learned to inform behavioral interventions based on these data?
  • What are the most valid and precise estimates of cancer-related predictors, mediators/moderators, and outcomes for small populations that can be obtained by merging across population-level surveys? For example, do Mexican Americans exercise more or less than Cuban Americans, and are there different between-group predictors?

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-255
Funding Opportunity Title: Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R21)
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
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: May 11, 2016
Last Updated Date: May 11, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 14, 2019  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 14, 2019  
Archive Date: Jul 15, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $200,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
County governments
Private institutions of higher education
Special district governments
State governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
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.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions. The goal is to encourage applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis (IDA) methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake. It is important that the data being integrated are from different sources and types (including both quantitative and qualitative; data may span different levels such as genetic and environmental) and should include at least one source of behavioral data. Importantly, applicants should use existing data sources rather than collect new data. In addition, creating harmonized measures, developing culturally sensitive measures, replicating results and cross-study comparisons will be encouraged.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-255.html
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