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The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences funds a large portfolio of grants and contracts. The portfolio currently includes approximately 800 grants valued at nearly $450 million. Here we provide a listing of funding opportunities that are currently accepting applications. Please visit this page regularly as new funding opportunities are added upon approval by NCI.

For information on the portfolio of over 800 grants, please go the Research Portfolio section of this website.

Parent and Omnibus Funding Announcements

All applications must be submitted in response to an FOA in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date
NIH Research Project Grant PA-13-302 (R01) September 8, 2016
NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program PAR-13-146 (R21)
September 5, 2015
NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research PAR-14-007 (R03)
January 6, 2017

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Health Disparities

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities R01: PA-13-292
R21: PA-13-288
September 8, 2016 Shobha Srinivasan, Ph.D.
240-276-6938
ss688k@nih.gov
FOA for research in Native American populations PAR-14-260 (R01) August 25, 2017 Shobha Srinivasan
240-276-6938
ss688k@nih.gov

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Implementation Science

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (Domestic and International Funding Opportunity)

Frequently Asked Questions:
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01)

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03)

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21)

Characteristics of Strong Dissemination and Implementation Studies
PAR-13-055 (R01)
PAR-13-054 (R21)
PAR-13-056 (R03)
January 8, 2016 Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA
240-276-6745
cvinson@mail.nih.gov

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Cancer Survivorship

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact PA-12-274 (R21)
PA-12-275 (R01)
January 8, 2016 Stephen Taplin, MD, MPH
240-276-6947
taplins@mail.nih.gov
Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival PAR-12-228 (R01)
PAR-12-229 (R21)
September 8, 2015 Catherine M. Alfano, Ph.D.
240-276-6736
alfanoc@mail.nih.gov

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Applied Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01) PAR 12-257 September 11, 2015 Robin A. McKinnon, PhD, MPA
240-276-6921
mckinnonr@mail.nih.gov
Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures PA-13-110 (R01)
May 8, 2016 Robin A. McKinnon, PhD, MPA
240-276-6921
mckinnonr@mail.nih.gov

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Epidemiology and Genomics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) RFA-TW-14-001 (U01)
RFA-TW-14-002 (U2R)
November 19, 2014 Gary Ellison, Ph.D., M.P.H.
240-276-6783 
ellisong@mail.nih.gov
Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer PAR-14-160 (U01) March 11, 2017

Daniela Seminara, Ph.D., M.P.H.
240-276-6748
seminard@mail.nih.gov

Mechanistic Insights from Birth Cohorts PAR-13-109 (R01) May 8, 2016 Somdat Mahabir,
240-276-6941
Mahabir@mail.nih.gov
Revisions for Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology PAR-12-286 (R01, R37)
PAR-12-289 (U01)
PAR-12-290 (P01)
June 19, 2015 Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Advanced Development of Informatics Technology PAR-12-287 (U24) June 19, 2015 Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology PAR-12-288 (U01) June 19, 2015 Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Pilot Studies in Pancreatic Cancer PA-11-298 (R03)
PA-11-297 (R21)
January 5, 2015 Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology PAR-12-039 (R03) November 19, 2014 Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Ethical Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program PA-14-276 (R01) September 8, 2017 Charlisse Caga-anan
240-276-6738
charlisse.caga-anan@nih.gov

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Surveillance Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) RFA-CA-14-012 (U01) November 15, 2014 Eric J. (Rocky) Feuer, Ph.D.
240-276-6772
rf41u@nih.gov
Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Mechanism and Population Science PAR-13-081 (U01) November 5, 2015 Eric J. (Rocky) Feuer, Ph.D.
240-276-6772
rf41u@nih.gov
Program Announcements for Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication PA-11-238 (R01)
PA-11-239 (R21)
PA-11-240 (R03)
September 8, 2014 Li Zhu, Ph.D.
240-276-6851
li.zhu@nih.gov

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Behavioral Research Program

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus) PAR-13-146 (R21) September 5, 2015 Gina Tesauro
240-276-6786
gina.tesauro@nih.gov 
Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities PA-13-292 (R01)
PA-13-288 (R21)
September 8, 2016 Shobha Srinivasan
240-276-6938
ss688k@nih.gov

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus)

PAR-14-007 (R03) January 6, 2017 Gina Tesauro
240-276-6786
gina.tesauro@nih.gov

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Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control PAR-14-067 (U01) October 15, 2016 Rebecca Ferrer
240-276-6914
rebecca.ferrer@nih.gov
Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence PA-14-334 (R01)
PA-14-335 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Wendy Nelson
240-276-6971  nelsonw@mail.nih.gov   

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Health Behaviors Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations PAR-14-260 (R01) August 25, 2017 Shobha Srinivasan
240-276-6938
ss688k@nih.gov
Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival PAR-12-228 (R01) PAR-12-229 (R21) September 8, 2015 Catherine Alfano
240-276-6736
Catherine.alfano@nih.gov
School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes PA-13-100 (R01)
PA-13-099 (R03)
PA-13-098 (R21)
May 8, 2016 Tanya Agurs-Collins
240-276-6956
collinsta@mail.nih.gov 
Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-321 (R21/R33) September 8, 2017 Heather Patrick
240-276-6795
heather.patrick@nih.gov

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Health Communication and Informatics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR) PA-12-196 (R44) January 8, 2015 Bradford Hesse
240-276-6721
hesseb@mail.nih.gov
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries PAR-14-028 (R21) February 20, 2015 Bradford Hesse
240-276-6721
hesseb@mail.nih.gov
Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy PAR-13-130 (R01)
PAR-13-131 (R03)
PAR-13-132 (R21)
May 8, 2016 Wen-ying Sylvia Chou
240-276-6954
chouws@mail.nih.gov
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institutes of Health Bradford Hesse
240-276-6721
hesseb@mail.nih.gov

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Process of Care Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact PA-12-274 (R21)
PA-12-275 (R01)
January 8, 2016

Stephen Taplin
240-276-6947
taplins@mail.nih.gov

Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health PA-13-246 (R21)
PA-13-247 (R03)
PA-13-248 (R01)
September 8, 2016 Veronica Chollette
240-276-6969
cholletv@mail.nih.gov

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Science of Research & Technology

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Revisions for Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology PAR-13-330 (P01)
PAR-12-286 (R01)
PAR-12-289 (U01)
June 19, 2015 Richard Moser
240-276-6915
moserr@mail.nih.gov
Innovative Research Methods: Prevention and Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness PA-13-165 (R01)
PA-13-166 (R15)
PA-13-167 (R21)
May 8, 2016 William Riley
240-276-6973
wiriley@mail.nih.gov
Modeling Social Behavior PAR-13-374 (R01) January 8, 2017 William Riley
240-276-6973
wiriley@mail.nih.gov

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Tobacco Control Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Administrative Supplements for Tobacco Regulatory Research on the Role and Impact of Flavors in Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco PA-14-320 (Admin Supp) September 30, 2014 Mirjana Djordjevic
240-276-6886
djordjev@mail.nih.gov
Tobacco Control Regulatory Research
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 6/20/13)
RFA-OD-13-011 (R01)
RFA-OD-13-012 (R03)
RFA-OD-13-010 (R21)
January 17, 2015 Stephanie Land
240-276-6946
stephanie.land@nih.gov
Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data PAR-13-080 (R01) January 8, 2016 Erik Augustson
240-276-6774
augustse@mail.nih.gov
Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia PAR-14-230 (R21)
PAR-14-231 (R33)
April 18, 2017 Yvonne Hunt
240-276-6975
huntym@mail.nih.gov

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