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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
NIH Research Project Grant PA-13-302 (R01) September 8, 2016
NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program PAR-13-146 (R21)
September 5, 2015

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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
240-276-6947
taplins@mail.nih.gov
Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival PA-15-311 (R01)
PA-15-310 (R21)
September 8, 2018 Frank Perna
240-276-6782
pernafm@mail.nih.gov

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Epidemiology and Genomics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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
240-276-7201
laigy@mail.nih.gov

Turkey-US Collaborative Program for Affodable Medical Technologies PAR-15-276 (R01) January 8, 2018 Edward Ramos
301-594-3715
Ed.Ramos@nih.gov

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
240-276-6941
Mahabir@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

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection

PAR-14-254 (R21)
PAR-14-255 (R01)
May 8, 2017 Vaurice Starks
301-624-1299
starksv@mail.nih.gov
Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer PAR-15-104 (U01) March 11, 2017

Joanne Elena
240-276-6818
joanne.elena@nih.gov

Genomic Resource Grants for Community Resource Projects

PAR-14-191 (U41)

January 26, 2017

Leah Mechanic
240.276.6847
mechanil@mail.nih.gov

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

PAR-15-075 (R01) January 8, 2017 Rao L. Divi
240-276-6913
divir@mail.nih.gov

Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS

PAR-13-377 (R01); see also PAR-13-378 (R21) September 8, 2016 Vaurice Starks
301-624-1299
starksv@mail.nih.gov

Mukesh Verma
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Mechanistic Insights from Birth Cohorts PAR-13-109 (R01) May 8, 2016 Somdat Mahabir
240-276-6941
Mahabir@mail.nih.gov
Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures PA-13-110 (R01)
May 8, 2016 Robin A. McKinnon
240-276-6921
mckinnonr@mail.nih.gov
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01) PAR 12-257 September 11, 2015 Robin A. McKinnon
240-276-6921
mckinnonr@mail.nih.gov
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment PAR 12-198 (R21)
PAR 12-197 (R01)
September 8, 2015 Amy Subar
301-594-0831
subara@mail.nih.gov

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Healthcare Delivery Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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
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
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

Development of Measures of Fatigability in Older Adults RFA-AG-16-013 (R21)
October 2, 2015

Sandra Mitchell
240-276-6929
mitchlls@mail.nih.gov

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Health Disparities

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact

FOA for research in Native American populations

Helpful Information Regarding this FOA

PAR-14-260 (R01) August 25, 2017 Shobha Srinivasan
240-276-6938
ss688k@nih.gov
Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities R01: PA-13-292
R21: PA-13-288
September 8, 2016 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
240-276-6745
cvinson@mail.nih.gov

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Surveillance Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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
240-276-6851
li.zhu@nih.gov
Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Mechanism and Population Science PAR-13-081 (U01) November 5, 2015 Eric J. (Rocky) Feuer
240-276-6772
rf41u@nih.gov

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Behavioral Research Program

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
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

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Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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   
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

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Health Behaviors Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-321 (R21/R33) September 8, 2017 Frank Perna
240-276-6782
pernafm@mail.nih.gov
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
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 
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 Frank Perna
240-276-6782
pernafm@mail.nih.gov

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Health Communication and Informatics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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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Science of Research & Technology

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Modeling Social Behavior PAR-13-374 (R01) January 8, 2017 William Riley
240-276-6973
wiriley@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

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Tobacco Control Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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
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

Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening

List of FAQs and informational webinar for prospective applicants

RFA-CA-15-011 (R01)

October 9, 2015

Stephanie Land
240-276-6946
landsr@mail.nih.gov

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