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

Apply for Cancer Control Grants

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
240-276-6827
Julia.Rowland@nih.gov
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
240-276-6782
pernafm@mail.nih.gov

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Epidemiology and Genomics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Exploratory Grants in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research PA-16-175 (R21) May 8, 2019 Mukesh Verma
240-276-6889
vermam@mail.nih.gov
Improving Outcomes in Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity PA-16-035  (R01)    
PA-16-036  (R21) 
January 8, 2019 Nonniekaye Shelburne
240-276-6897
nshelburne@mail.nih.gov
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment PAR-15-171 (R21)
PAR-15-170 (R01)
September 8, 2018 Amy Subar
301-594-0831
subara@mail.nih.gov
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

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Healthcare Delivery Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
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
240-276-6931
kobrins@mail.nih.gov
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
240-276-6776
kentee@mail.nih.gov
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
240-276-6714
smithas@mail.nih.gov
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
Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care PA-14-114 (R01) May 8, 2017 Veronica Chollette
240-276-6969
cholletv@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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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
240-276-6938
ss688k@nih.gov
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
240-276-6938
ss688k@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

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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
240-276-5090
dchamber@mail.nih.gov

Cynthia A. Vinson
240-276-6745
cvinson@mail.nih.gov

Gila Neta
240-276-6785
netagil@mail.nih.gov

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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
240-276-6891
howladern@mail.nih.gov
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

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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
240-276-6899
greenpa@nih.gov
Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies PAR-16-257 (R21) April 12, 2019 Rebecca Ferrer
301-852-1167
rebecca.ferrer@nih.gov
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
240-276-6811
jerry.suls@nih.gov
Education and Health: New Frontiers PAR-16-080 (R01)
PAR-16-079 (R03)
PAR-16-078 (R21)
January 8, 2019 Todd Horowitz
240-276-6963
horowitzts@mail.nih.gov
Research on the Mechanisms and/or Behavioral Outcomes of Multisensory Processing PA-15-347 (R01) January 8, 2019 Todd Horowitz
240-276-6963
horowitzts@mail.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   
Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions PAR-16-095 (R21) December 7, 2016 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
301-852-1167
rebecca.ferrer@nih.gov

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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
240-276-6752
berrigand@mail.nih.gov
Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control PAR-16-278 (R21) May 8, 2019 Tanya Agurs-Collins
240-276-6956
collinsta@mail.nih.gov 
Obesity Policy Evaluation Research PA-16-165 (R01) May 8, 2019 David Berrigan
240-276-6752
David.Berrigan@nih.gov
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation PAR-15-346 (R01) September 14, 2018 David Berrigan
240-276-6752
David.Berrigan@nih.gov
Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity PA-15-163 (R21) May 8, 2018 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 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
Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment PAR-16-249 (R01)
PAR-16-248 (R21)
June 14, 2019 Kelly Blake
240-281-5934
kelly.blake@nih.gov
NIH Guide Notice on NIH-NSF joint funding opportunity, "Smart and Connected 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
Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data PAR-16-256 (R01)
PAR-16-255 (R21)
June 15, 2019 Rick Moser
240-276-6915
moserr@mail.nih.gov 
Revision Applications for Validation of Mobile/Wireless Health Tools for Measurement and Intervention PA-16-043 (R01) January 8, 2019 James McClain
240-276-6804
mcclainjj@mail.nih.gov
Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-15-048 (R01)
PAR-15-047 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Elizabeth Ginexi
240-276-6765
lginexi@mail.nih.gov
Modeling Social Behavior PAR-13-374 (R01) January 8, 2017 Rick Moser
240-276-6915
moserr@mail.nih.gov 
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institutes of Health James McClain
240-276-6804
mcclainjj@mail.nih.gov

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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)
PAR-16-201
(R21)
June 14, 2019 Yvonne Hunt
240-276-6975
huntym@mail.nih.gov
Research Aimed at Novel Behavioral Targets to Improve Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Interventions PA-15-035 (R34) January 8, 2018 Annette Kaufman
240-276-6706
kaufmana@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
Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators RFA-OD-15-004  (R03) February 24, 2017 Rachel Grana
240-276-5899 
granar@mail.nih.gov 

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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.