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National Institutes of Health: National Cancer Institute: Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

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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
NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research PAR-14-007 (R03)
January 6, 2017
Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions RFA-CA-15-008 (R01) October 29, 2016
NIH Research Project Grant PA-13-302 (R01) September 8, 2016

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Cancer Survivorship

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact PA-16-012 (R01)
PA-16-011 (R21)
January 8, 2019 Julia Rowland
Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival PAR-16-122 (R01)
PAR-16-123 (R21)
September 8, 2018 Frank Perna

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Epidemiology and Genomics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Secondary Analyses of Alcohol and Chronic Disease PA-16-395 (R01)
PA-16-394 (R03)
September 8, 2019 Somdat Mahabir
Exploratory Grants in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research PA-16-175 (R21) May 8, 2019 Mukesh Verma
Improving Outcomes in Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity PA-16-035  (R01)    
PA-16-036  (R21) 
January 8, 2019 Nonniekaye Shelburne
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment PAR-15-171 (R21)
PAR-15-170 (R01)
September 8, 2018 Amy Subar
Innovative Basic Research on Adducts in Cancer Risk Identification and Prevention PAR-15-309 (R21)
PAR-15-308 (R01)
PAR-15-307 (U01)
July 12, 2018 Gabriel Lai
Turkey-US Collaborative Program for Affodable Medical Technologies PAR-15-276 (R01) January 8, 2018 Edward Ramos
Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life PA-15-124 (R03)
PA-15-125 (R21)
PA-15-126 (R01)
January 8, 2018 Somdat Mahabir
Ethical Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program PA-14-276 (R01) September 8, 2017 Charlisse Caga-anan
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection PAR-14-254 (R21)
PAR-14-255 (R01)
May 8, 2017 Vaurice Starks
Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer PAR-15-104 (U01) March 11, 2017 Joanne Elena
Genomic Resource Grants for Community Resource Projects PAR-14-191 (U41) January 26, 2017 Leah Mechanic
Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment PAR-15-075 (R01) January 8, 2017 Rao L. Divi

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Healthcare Delivery Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Methodology and Measurement in the  Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-16-261 (R21) September 8, 2019 Sandra Mitchell
Research Infrastructure Development for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies PAR-16-367 (R21/R33) September 8, 2019 Erica Breslau
Advanced-Stage Development and Utilization of Research Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies PAR-16-368 (R33) September 8, 2019 Erica Breslau
Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake PAR-16-338 (R01)
PAR-16-337 (R03)
PAR-16-336 (R21)
July 6, 2019 (R01)
July 17, 2019 (R03 and R21)
Sarah Kobrin
Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization PAR-16-317 (R01)
PAR-16-318 (R21)
April 12, 2019 Erin Kent
End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses PA-15-324 (R01)
PA-15-325 (R21)
January 8, 2019 Ashley Wilder Smith
Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Building from the Problem of Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests PAR-15-108 (U01) September 22, 2017 Stephen Taplin
Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care PA-14-114 (R01) May 8, 2017 Veronica Chollette

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Health Disparities

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations PA-15-260 (R15)
PA-15-261 (R01)
PA-15-262 (R03)
PA-15-263 (R21)
September 8, 2018 Shobha Srinivasan
Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations

Helpful Information Regarding this FOA
PAR-14-260 (R01) August 25, 2017 Shobha Srinivasan

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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 (Forthcoming)
PAR-16-238 (R01)
PAR-16-236 (R21)
PAR-16-237 (R03)
May 8, 2019 David Chambers

Cynthia A. Vinson

Gila Neta

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Surveillance Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance U.S. Cancer Surveillance and Research PAR-16-349 (UG3/UH3) April 17, 2019 Nadia Howlader
Program Announcements for Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication PA-15-011 (R03)
PA-15-010 (R01)
PA-15-009 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Li Zhu

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Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Neural Regulation of Cancer PAR-16-245 (R01)
PAR-16-246 (R21)
June 28, 2019 Paige Green
Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies PAR-16-257 (R21) April 12, 2019 Rebecca Ferrer
Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience Research to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment PAR-16-212 (R01)
PAR-16-213 (R21)
April 12, 2019 Jerry Suls
Education and Health: New Frontiers PAR-16-080 (R01)
PAR-16-079 (R03)
PAR-16-078 (R21)
January 8, 2019 Todd Horowitz
Research on the Mechanisms and/or Behavioral Outcomes of Multisensory Processing PA-15-347 (R01) January 8, 2019 Todd Horowitz
Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence PA-14-334 (R01)
PA-14-335 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Wendy Nelson
Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control PAR-16-380 (R01) March 11, 2017 Rebecca Ferrer
Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions PAR-16-095 (R21) December 7, 2016 Wendy Nelson
Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control PAR-14-067 (U01) October 15, 2016 Rebecca Ferrer

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Health Behaviors Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence PA-16-146 (R01)
PA-16-147 (R21)
May 8, 2019 David Berrigan
Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control PAR-16-278 (R21) May 8, 2019 Tanya Agurs-Collins
Obesity Policy Evaluation Research PA-16-165 (R01) May 8, 2019 David Berrigan
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation PAR-15-346 (R01) September 14, 2018 David Berrigan
Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity PA-15-163 (R21) May 8, 2018 Tanya Agurs-Collins
Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-321 (R21/R33) September 8, 2017 Frank Perna

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Health Communication and Informatics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment PAR-16-249 (R01)
PAR-16-248 (R21)
June 14, 2019 Kelly Blake
NIH Guide Notice on NIH-NSF joint funding opportunity, "Smart and Connected Health" Bradford Hesse

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Science of Research & Technology

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data PAR-16-256 (R01)
PAR-16-255 (R21)
June 15, 2019 Rick Moser
Revision Applications for Validation of Mobile/Wireless Health Tools for Measurement and Intervention PA-16-043 (R01) January 8, 2019 James McClain
Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-15-048 (R01)
PAR-15-047 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Elizabeth Ginexi
Modeling Social Behavior PAR-13-374 (R01) January 8, 2017 Rick Moser
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institutes of Health James McClain

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Tobacco Control Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions PAR-16-202 (R01)
June 14, 2019 Yvonne Hunt
Research Aimed at Novel Behavioral Targets to Improve Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Interventions PA-15-035 (R34) January 8, 2018 Annette Kaufman
Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia PAR-14-230 (R21)
PAR-14-231 (R33)
April 18, 2017 Yvonne Hunt
Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators RFA-OD-15-004  (R03) February 24, 2017 Rachel Grana

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Go to the Archive of Funding Opportunities for information on recent funding announcements. Visit the Cancer Control Research section of this website for descriptive information on currently funded grants in this area.