Investments in Cancer
Researchers funded by DCCPS have advanced science to improve public health for more than two decades, and we celebrate their research accomplishments in cancer control and population sciences. Major programmatic areas include epidemiology and genomics research, behavioral research, health care delivery research, surveillance research, implementation science, and survivorship research.
In fiscal year 2019, DCCPS funded 716 grants valued at more than $442 million, with work in the United States and internationally aimed to reduce risk, incidence, and deaths from cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. In addition, the division funded $86 million in contracts, which include the SEER Program. While the majority of DCCPS funding is for investigator-initiated research project grants, the division also uses a variety of strategies to support and stimulate research, such as multi-component specialized research centers and cancer epidemiology cohorts.
Total Dollars (in Millions)
In addition to encouraging scientific ideas for researchers through investigator-initiated applications and omnibus solicitations, DCCPS develops and participates in NIH funding opportunities aimed at stimulating new directions in specific research to examine, discover, and test methodologies to improve public health.More Funding Opportunities
The following are examples of recent funding opportunity announcements to encourage research projects in emerging or priority areas: