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 to Research Portfolios section of this website.

Announcements Are Available Online for the Following Areas:

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-16-416 (R03) January 8, 2020
NIH Research Project Grant PA-16-160 (R01) May 8, 2019
Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions RFA-CA-17-017 (R01)
RFA-CA-17-018 (R21)
October 31, 2018

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
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

Epidemiology and Genomics Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Grant Program

PA-17-444 (R01)
PA-17-446 (R21)
PA-17-445 (R03)

September 8, 2020 Charlisse Caga-anan
HIV and Hepatitis B Co-Infection: Advancing HBV Functional Cure through Clinical Research PAR-17-279 (R01)
PA-17-278 (R21)
May 8, 2020 Rebecca Liddell Huppi
Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes PA-17-239 (R01)
PA-17-243 (R21)
May 8, 2020 Melissa Rotunno
Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts PAR-17-233 (U01) May 8, 2020 Joanne Elena
Genomic Community Resources PAR-17-273 (U24) January 26, 2020 Leah Mechanic
Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations PA-17-041 (R01)
PA-17-042 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Tram Lam
"High" or "Medium" Priority AIDS Research on Non-AIDS-defining or AIDS-defining Cancers PA-16-426 (R01)
PA-16-425 (R21)
September 8, 2019 Elizabeth Read-Connole
Secondary Analyses of Alcohol and Chronic Disease PA-16-395 (R01)
PA-16-394 (R03)
September 8, 2019 Somdat Mahabir
Exploratory Grants in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research PA-16-175 (R21) May 8, 2019 Mukesh Verma
Improving Outcomes in Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity PA-16-035  (R01)    
PA-16-036  (R21)
January 8, 2019 Nonniekaye Shelburne
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities PAR-16-355 (R01) November 16, 2018 Mukesh Verma
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment PAR-15-171 (R21)
PAR-15-170 (R01)
September 8, 2018 Amy Subar
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
Turkey-US Collaborative Program for Affodable Medical Technologies PAR-15-276 (R01) January 8, 2018 Edward Ramos
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
Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment PAR-15-075 (R01) January 8, 2018 Rao L. Divi
Expanding Genome Integrity Assays to Population Studies RFA-ES-17-006 (U01) October 14, 2017 Leah Mechanic

Healthcare Delivery Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Reducing Overscreening for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers among Older Adults PA-17-109 (R21)
PA-17-110 (R01)
January 8, 2020 Erica Breslau
Palliative Care Needs of Individuals with Rare Advanced Diseases and Their Family Caregivers PA-17-018 (R01)
PA-17-017 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Erin Kent
Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-16-260 (R01)
PAR-16-261 (R21)
September 8, 2019 Sandra Mitchell
Research Infrastructure Development for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies PAR-16-367 (R21/R33) September 8, 2019 Erica Breslau
Advanced-Stage Development and Utilization of Research Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies PAR-16-368 (R33) September 8, 2019 Erica Breslau
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
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
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
Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Building from the Problem of Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests PAR-15-108 (U01) September 22, 2017 Erica Breslau

Health Disparities

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations PA-17-043 (R01)
PA-17-044 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Shobha Srinivasan
Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer PAR-17-150 (R21)
April 5, 2019 Tram Lam
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
Surgical Disparities Research PAR-16-391 (R01)
June 8, 2019 Brenda A. Adjei
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

Implementation Science

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (Domestic and International Funding Opportunity) PAR-16-238 (R01)
PAR-16-236 (R21)
PAR-16-237 (R03)
May 8, 2019 David Chambers

Cynthia A. Vinson

Gila Neta

Surveillance Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research PA-17-298 (R01)
PA-17-295 (R21)
September 8, 2020 Zaria Tatalovich
Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities PA-17-289 (R01)
PA-17-288 (R21)
September 8, 2020 Nadia Howlader
New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance U.S. Cancer Surveillance and Research PAR-16-349 (UG3/UH3) April 17, 2019 Nadia Howlader
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

Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Oral Anticancer Agents: Utilization, Adherence, and Health Care Delivery PA-17-060 (R01)
PA-17-061 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Wendy Nelson
Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control PAR-16-380 (R01) October 12, 2019 Rebecca Ferrer
Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation PAR-17-125 (R01)
PAR-17-124 (R21)
September 27, 2019 Todd Horowitz
Neural Regulation of Cancer PAR-16-245 (R01)
PAR-16-246 (R21)
June 28, 2019 Paige Green
Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies PAR-16-257 (R21) April 12, 2019 Rebecca Ferrer
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
Education and Health: New Frontiers PAR-16-080 (R01)
PAR-16-079 (R03)
PAR-16-078 (R21)
January 8, 2019 Todd Horowitz
Research on the Mechanisms and/or Behavioral Outcomes of Multisensory Processing PA-15-347 (R01) January 8, 2019 Todd Horowitz
Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence PA-14-334 (R01)
PA-14-335 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Wendy Nelson

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
Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control PAR-16-278 (R21) May 8, 2019 Tanya Agurs-Collins
Obesity Policy Evaluation Research PA-16-165 (R01) May 8, 2019 David Berrigan
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation PAR-15-346 (R01) September 14, 2018 David Berrigan
Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity PA-15-163 (R21) May 8, 2018 Tanya Agurs-Collins
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 Rick Moser

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences PAR-15-048 (R01)
PAR-15-047 (R21)
January 8, 2018 Kara Hall
Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-321 (R21/R33) September 8, 2017 Frank Perna

Health Communication and Informatics Research

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
Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment PAR-16-249 (R01)
PAR-16-248 (R21)
June 14, 2019 Kelly Blake
Revision Applications for Validation of Mobile/Wireless Health Tools for Measurement and Intervention PA-16-043 (R01) January 8, 2019 Bradford Hesse
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institutes of Health Bradford Hesse
NIH Guide Notice on NIH-NSF joint funding opportunity, "Smart and Connected Health" Bradford Hesse

Tobacco Control Research

Title Announcement # / Mechanism(s) Expiration Date Program Contact
Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries PAR-17-087 (R01)
PAR-17-086 (R21)
January 8, 2020 Mark Parascandola
U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities PAR-17-217 (R01)
PAR-17-218 (R21)
June 16, 2020 Bob Vollinger

Annette Kaufman
Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions PAR-16-202 (R01)
June 14, 2019 Yvonne Hunt
Tobacco Regulatory Science RFA-OD-17-007 (R01)
RFA-OD-17-008 (R03)
RFA-OD-17-009 (R21)
February 14, 2019 Rachel Grana Mayne
Research Aimed at Novel Behavioral Targets to Improve Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Interventions PA-15-035 (R34) January 8, 2018 Annette Kaufman
Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia PAR-14-230 (R21)
PAR-14-231 (R33)
July 20, 2017 Yvonne Hunt
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

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.