Sample Behavioral Research Grant Applications

Fifteen investigators and their organizations agreed to let the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) post excerpts of their grant applications to demonstrate what a successful grant application looks like.

Sample Applications

R01: Reducing Chemotherapy Toxicity in Older Adults

Principal Investigator

Supriya Mohile

Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S. Exit Disclaimer
University of Rochester Medical Center*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R01: Sleep Disturbance, Inflammation, and Cellular Aging in Breast Cancer Survivors

Principal Investigator

Michael Irwin

Michael Irwin, M.D. Exit Disclaimer
University of California - Los Angeles*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R01: Disseminating Evidence-Based Interventions to Control Cancer

Principal Investigator

Ross Brownson

Ross Brownson, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Washington University in St. Louis*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R01: Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites

Principal Investigator

Margaret Hannon

Margaret Hannon, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
University of Washington*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R01: Establishing The Program Sustainability Action Planning Training Model

Principal Investigator

Sarah Moreland-Russell

Sarah Moreland-Russell, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Washington University in St. Louis*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R01: Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Community Health Centers in Vietnam

Principal Investigator

Donna Shelley

Donna Shelley, M.D., M.P.H. Exit Disclaimer
New York University*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R01: Using Technology to Scale-Up an Occupational Sun Protection Policy Program

Principal Investigator

David B. Buller

David Buller, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Klein Buendel Inc.*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


R21: Effective Training Models for Implementing Health-Promoting Practices Afterschool

Principal Investigator

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Rebekka Lee, Sc.D. Exit Disclaimer
Harvard School of Public Health*

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Preventing Falls and Frailty in Prostate Cancer Survivors: GET FIT Prostate

Principal Investigator


Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Oregon Health & Science University

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Sexual Health Empowerment for Cervical Health Literacy and Cancer Prevention

Principal Investigator

Megha Ramaswamy

Megha Ramaswamy, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Vegetable Garden Feasibility Trial to Promote Function in Older Cancer Survivors

Principal Investigator

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


A Primary Care Multilevel mHealth Colorectal Cancer Screening (mCRC) Intervention

Principal Investigator

David P. Miller

David P. Miller, MD, MS Exit Disclaimer
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Participant Beliefs and Bias in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator

Judy R. Rees

Judy R. Rees, B.M., B.Ch., M.P.H., Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Dartmouth College

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Constituent Yields and Biomarkers of Exposure for Tobacco Product Regulation

Principal Investigator

Irina Stepanov

Irina Stepanov, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Multisensory Processing Across Lifespan and Links to Cognition

Principal Investigator

Mark T. Wallace

Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Vanderbilt University

Grant Mechanism & Award Number



BRP is grateful to the investigators who enabled our program to deliver this valuable resource. Please note that certain details are redacted, such as social security numbers, budgets, and home addresses. Additionally, to minimize the file size, BRP excluded sections of the original application that provide routine details, such as lists of performance sites and key personnel, biographical sketches, and bibliographies. As a result, SF424 (R&R) sections do not appear in these samples.

The text of the grant applications is copyrighted. Investigators and others may use the text from these applications only for nonprofit educational purposes provided that the content remains unchanged and that the Principal Investigator(s), their organization(s), and NCI are credited.

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Last Updated
September 24, 2020