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This page lists current other NCI and NIH cancer imaging initiatives, including grant mechanisms where industry is encouraged to apply.

For information about the funding process, go to Mechanisms or Guidelines.

The NCI's Division of Extramural Activities provides information about newly approved concepts, which may become RFAs and PAs. Check the Concepts Cleared at the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors Meeting web site for the earliest possible information about future initiatives.

  • PAR-15-333: Sustained Support for Informatics Resources for Cancer Research and Management (U24)

    • Release Date: January 28, 2016
    • Application Receipt Date: Nov 20, 2015; Jun 14, 2016; Nov 21, 2016; Jun 14, 2017; Nov 20, 2017; Jun 14, 2018
    • Expiration Date: Jun 15, 2018
    • Contacts:

      Juli Klemm, Ph.D., NCI, Phone: 301-480-5778, Email: juli.klemm@nih.gov

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications for the continued development and sustainment of high-value informatics research resources to serve current and emerging needs across the cancer research continuum including cancer biology, cancer treatment and diagnosis, cancer prevention, cancer control and epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. As a component of the NCI’s Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program, this FOA focuses on supporting activities necessary for improved user experience and availability of existing, widely-adopted informatics tools and resources.  This is in contrast to early-stage and advanced development efforts to generate these tools and resources that are supported by companion ITCR FOAs. The central mission of ITCR is to promote research-driven informatics technology across the development lifecycle to address priority needs in cancer research. In order to be successful, the proposed sustainment plan must provide clear justifications for why the research resource should be maintained and how it has benefited and will continue to benefit the cancer research field.  In addition, mechanisms for assessing and maximizing the value of the resource to researchers and supporting collaboration and/or deep engagement between the resource and the targeted research community should be described.

  • PA-16-040: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21)s

    Source: FOA page

    • Release Date: January 28, 2016
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply
    • Expiration Date: Jan 8, 2019
    • Contacts:

      Houston Baker, Ph.D. (NCI), Phone: 240-276-5908, Email: bakerhou@mail.nih.gov

      Please see FOA text for the complete list of scientific/research contacts.

    The purpose of this FOA is to encourage submission of Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) applications which establish the feasibility of technologies, techniques or methods that: 1) explore a new multidisciplinary approach to a biomedical challenge; 2) are high-risk but have high impact; and 3) develop data that may lead to significant future research. An EBRG application may propose hypothesis-driven, discovery-driven, developmental, or design-directed research and is appropriate for evaluating unproven approaches for which there is minimal or no preliminary data. 

  • PAR-15-332: Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U01)

    Source: FOA page

    • Release Date: January 28, 2016
    • Application Receipt Date: Nov 20, 2015; Jun 14, 2016; Nov 21, 2016; Jun 14, 2017; Nov 20, 2017; Jun 14, 2018
    • Expiration Date: Jun 15, 2018
    • Contacts:

      Juli Klemm, Ph.D. (NCI), Phone: 301-480-5778, Email: juli.klemm@nih.gov

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications for the development of enabling informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge across the cancer research continuum including cancer biology, cancer treatment and diagnosis, cancer prevention, cancer control and epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program, this FOA focuses on early-stage development from prototyping to hardening and adaptation. Early-stage development is defined for the purpose of this FOA as the initial development or the significant modification of existing tools for new applications. The central mission of ITCR is to promote research-driven informatics technology across the development lifecycle to address priority needs in cancer research. In order to be successful, proposed development plans must have a clear rationale on why the proposed technology is needed and how it will benefit the cancer research field. In addition, mechanisms to solicit feedback from users and collaborators throughout the development process should be included.