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The Opportunity Announcements listed below represent a selection of extramural funding associated with Behavioral Research in Cancer Prevention and Control. For full a listing of Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) Opportunities for Researchers, please visit the DCCPS Funding Opportunities page. A complete list of NCI Funding Opportunities is available at: NCI Funding Opportunities page.

Behavioral Research Program & Parent/Omnibus Funding

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus) PAR-16-416 (R03) January 8, 2020 Gina Tesauro
240-276-6786
gina.tesauro@nih.gov
NIH Research Project Grant PA-16-160 (R01) May 8, 2019 View the BRP staff directory to identify Program Directors by research area and Branch assignment

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Funding Associated with Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
Oral Anticancer Agents: Utilization, Adherence, and Health Care Delivery PA-17-060 (R01)
PA-17-061 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Wendy Nelson
240-276-6971
nelsonw@mail.nih.gov
Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control PAR-16-380 (R01) October 12, 2019 Rebecca Ferrer
301-852-1167
rebecca.ferrer@nih.gov
Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation Helpful Resources PAR-17-125 (R01)
PAR-17-124 (R21)
September 27, 2019 Todd Horowitz
240-276-6963
horowitzts@mail.nih.gov
Neural Regulation of Cancer PAR-16-245 (R01)
PAR-16-246 (R21)
June 28, 2019 Paige Green
240-276-6899
greenpa@nih.gov
Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience Research to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment

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PAR-16-212 (R01)
PAR-16-213 (R21)
April 12, 2019 Jerry Suls
240-276-6811
jerry.suls@nih.gov
Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies

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PAR-16-257 (R21) April 12, 2019 Rebecca Ferrer
301-852-1167
rebecca.ferrer@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
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
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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Funding Associated with Health Behaviors Research

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control

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PAR-16-278 (R21) May 8, 2019 Tanya Agurs-Collins
240-276-6956
collinsta@mail.nih.gov
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 berrigad@mail.nih.gov
Obesity Policy Evaluation Research PA-16-165 (R01) May 8, 2019 David Berrigan
240-276-6752
berrigad@mail.nih.gov
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation PAR-15-346 (R01) September 14, 2018 David Berrigan
240-276-6752 berrigad@mail.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
Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity PA-15-163 (R21) May 8, 2018 Tanya Agurs-Collins
240-276-6956
collinsta@mail.nih.gov
Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-15-048 (R01)
PAR-15-047 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Kara Hall
240-276-6831
hallka@mail.nih.gov
NEW: Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors RFA-OD-17-004 (U01)
RFA-OD-17-005 (U24)
January 8, 2018 For cancer-related FOA questions:

Richard P. Moser
240-276-6915
moserr@mail.nih.gov

For general FOA questions:

Dana Wolff-Hughes
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
301-496-0979
dana.wolff@nih.gov
Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-321 (R21/R33)
PAR-14-315 (R01)
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
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

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Funding Associated with Health Communication and Informatics Research

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data

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PAR-16-256 (R01)
PAR-16-255 (R21)
June 15, 2019 Richard Moser
240-276-6915
moserr@mail.nih.gov
Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment

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PAR-16-249 (R01)
PAR-16-248 (R21)
June 14, 2019 Kelly Blake
240-281-5934
kelly.blake@nih.gov
Revision Applications for Validation of Mobile/Wireless Health Tools for Measurement and Intervention PA-16-043 (R01) January 8, 2019 Bradford Hesse
240-276-6721
hesseb@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
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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Funding Associated with Tobacco Control Research

TCRB Funding Opportunity Announcements, (PDF, 762 KB) March 2017

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
Multi-Site Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services PAR-16-455 (R01) November 14, 2020 Glen Morgan
240-276-6787
gmorgan@nih.gov
Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries

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PAR-17-087 (R01)
PAR-17-086 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Mark Parascandola
240-276-6871
paramark@mail.nih.gov
Target Assessment, Engagement and Data Replicability to Improve Substance Use Disorders Treatment Outcomes PAR-16-353 (R21/R33)
PAR-16-352 (R33)
September 8, 2019 Glen Morgan
240-276-6787
gmorgan@nih.gov
Integrative Research on Polysubstance Abuse and Addiction PAR-16-291 (R21/R33) September 8, 2019 Glen Morgan
240-276-6787
gmorgan@nih.gov
Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions

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PAR-16-202 (R01)
PAR-16-201 (R21)
June 14, 2019 Yvonne Hunt
240-276-6975
huntym@mail.nih.gov
Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data PAR-16-234 (R01) May 8, 2019 Erik Augustson
240-276-6774
augustse@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
Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement, and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science

Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
RFA-OD-17-002 (U54)
RFA-OD-17-006 (U54)
July 20, 2017 Rachel Grana Mayne
240-276-5899
Rachel.Grana@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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Full listing, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) Opportunities for Researchers
The breadth of research supported by DCCPS includes surveillance, epidemiology, health services, behavioral science and cancer survivorship. The Division also plays a central role within the federal government as a source of expertise and evidence on issues such as quality of cancer care, the economic burden of cancer, geographic information systems, statistical methods, communication science, tobacco control, and the translation of research into practice.

Behavioral Research Grants Portfolio

Archived Funding Opportunities

This is a partial listing only, for more information, please see History and Trends.

Title Announcement # Expiration Date Contact
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 
Modeling Social Behavior PAR-13-374 (R01) January 8, 2017 Richard Moser
240-276-6915
moserr@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
Advancing Basic Behavioral and Social Research on Resilience: An Integrative Science Approach PAR -16-326 (UG3/UH3) December 2, 2016 Rebecca Ferrer
301-852-1167
rebecca.ferrer@nih.gov
Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Basic Research to Optimize Behavior Change Interventions and Outcomes PA-16-334 (Admin Supp) November 2016 Paige Green
240-276-6899
greenpa@nih.gov
Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions CA-15-009 (R21) October 29, 2016 For more information, see: Provocative Questions
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
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
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 
Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data PAR-13-080 (R01) May 8, 2016 Erik Augustson
240-276-6774 augustse@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 Kara Hall
240-276-6831 
hallka@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
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
Abuse Liability Associated with Reduced Nicotine Content Tobacco Products RFA-OD-15-006 (R01) December 12, 2015 Rachel Grana
240-276-5899
granar@mail.nih.gov
Chemistry, Toxicology, and Addiction Research on Waterpipe Tobacco (R01) RFA-OD-15-005 (R01) November 21, 2015 Rachel Grana
240-276-5899
granar@mail.nih.gov
NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus) PAR-15-340 (R21) November 11, 2015 Gina Tesauro
240-276-6786
gina.tesauro@nih.gov
An Electronic Platform for Cognitive Assessment in Cancer Patients SBIR contract funding opportunity:
NIH/NCI 343
Deadline for receipt of all FY2016 contract topic proposals is October 16, 2015 by 5:00 PM ET Todd Horowitz
240-276-6963
horowitzts@mail.nih.gov
Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening

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RFA-CA-15-011 (R01) October 9, 2015 Stephanie Land
240-276-6946
stephanie.land@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
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
Tobacco Control Regulatory Research 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
Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR)

BRP Archived Product Directory: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Icon indicating linked file is archived content
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
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
Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-11-314 (R01) September 8, 2014 Kara Hall
240-276-6831
hallka@mail.nih.gov
Systematic Reviews to Inform Research and Treatment of Multi-Morbidities RFP No. S14-199 Full RFP details are available at: https://ncioa.cancer.gov/oa-internet/sbo/rqmt/alllist?execution=e1s1, under “Current Solicitations” Proposals shall be submitted by 2:00 pm EST on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Jerry Suls
jerry.suls@nih.gov
For inquiries about the proposal submission process, contact:
Alex Konev, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
301-228-4323
alex.konev@nih.gov
The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery

Conference: The Science of Research on Discrimination and Health
Journal Supplement on Racial/Ethnic Discrimination & Health
PA-11-162 (R01)
PA-11-163 (R21)
PA-11-164 (R03)
May 8, 2014 Veronica Chollette
240-276-6969
cholletv@mail.nih.gov
Seeking novel small scale pilot projects to advance the mission of the National Cancer Institute Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer RFP# S14-075 (PDF) April 02, 2014 Paige Green
240-276-6899 greenpa@nih.gov

For inquiries about the proposal submission process, contact:
Alex Konev, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
301-228-4323
alex.konev@nih.gov
Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction RFA-CA-14-008 (R01)
RFA-CA-14-009 (R21)
March 26, 2014 Wen-ying Sylvia Chou
240-276-6954
chouws@mail.nih.gov
Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors – Trans-NIH PA PA-11-063 (R01) January 8, 2014 Frank Perna
240-276-6782
pernafm@mail.nih.gov
Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care PA-12-024 (R01) January 8, 2014 Veronica Chollette
240-276-6969
cholletv@mail.nih.gov
Center for Evaluation and Coordination of Training and Research in Tobacco Regulatory Science RFA-OD-13-117 (U54) December 11, 2013 Glen Morgan
240-276-6787
gmorgan@nih.gov
NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory - Demonstration Projects for Pragmatic Clinical Trials Focusing on Multiple Chronic Conditions
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RFA-RM-13-012 (UH2/UH3) December 3, 2013 Stephen Taplin
240-276-6947
taplins@mail.nih.gov
NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus)

Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control Evaluation (2011) (PDF)
Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control Evaluation (2005) (PDF)
PAR-12-144 (R03) November 19, 2013 Gina Tesauro
240-276-6786
gina.tesauro@nih.gov
Research on the Role of Epigenetics in Social, Behavioral, Environmental and Biological Relationships, throughout the Life-Span and across Generations RFA-TW-13-002 (R21) November 14, 2013 Tanya Agurs-Collins
240-276-6956
collinsta@mail.nih.gov

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History and Trends

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