The purpose of this trans-NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote new cancer disparities research among investigators who do not normally conduct it and to encourage the partnership of experienced cancer research investigators with cancer disparities-focused researchers. This FOA is intended to accelerate and strengthen multi-disciplinary cancer disparities research in wide ranging areas. Cancer disparities research includes, but is not limited to basic, translational, behavioral, observational, interventional, environmental and population research studies that address the adverse differences in cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality, survivorship, burden and/or response to treatment in racial/ethnic minorities and/or underserved population groups. Proposed collaborations should focus on achieving research objectives that by necessity rely on diverse and complementary expertise, technical capabilities, and resource sets. Importantly, the supplemental request is required to be within the scope of the parent award and should expand the original aims to include a cancer disparity component.
If you are a minority health or cancer disparities researcher and have an idea for a cancer disparities project, please consider submitting a proposal under FOA PA-18-842: Administrative Supplements to Support Cancer Disparity Collaborative Research. Please note that for this FOA, collaborative teams are required between an investigator who has minority health research or cancer disparities research expertise and a non-cancer disparities investigator (holding an NCI-eligible parent grant). If after reading the requirements of the FOA, you are interested in collaborating with an NCI-funded investigator to expand the parent grant to include a cancer disparities research project, please let us know. If you do not have an NCI-funded investigator in mind that you can collaborate with, we may be able to assist you in identifying one.
Application due dates for PA-18-842 will be expanded to include February 10, 2020 and September 10, 2020. Finally, CRCHD will host a PA-18-842 Pre-application Webinar on December 6th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST to answer questions regarding this FOA.