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Past Other NCI & NIH InitiativesRSS

This page lists past other NCI and NIH cancer imaging initiatives, including grant mechanisms.

Requests for Application (RFA) are usually announced with special application dates; there is no possibility for applying after that date. Program Announcements (PA, PAR) may be open for a set period of time, such as 3 years or less; applications submitted in response to Program Announcements may be due on the standard dates (February 1, June1, and October 1) or may have special dates for receipt of applications. Please pay attention to these dates. Contact a CIP staff member if you have questions.

  • PA-12-284: Exploratory / Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (R21)

    • Release Date: June 20, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply: see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
    • Expiration Date: Standard dates apply: see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
  • PAR-13-189: Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (R01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013, December 11, 2013, July 10, 2014, December 11, 2014, July 10, 2015, December 11, 2015
    • Expiration Date: December 12, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research project (R01) applications that combine imaging and biomarkers. The overall objective of this FOA is to facilitate collaborative imaging and biomarker research to improve cancer screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies.

  • PAR-13-174: Revision Applications to P50 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (P50)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013
    • Expiration Date: July 11, 2013
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications from currently funded SPORE or ICMIC Specialized Centers using the NCI P50 grant mechanism. Revision applications are expected to focus on combined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. Depending on the context and focus of the parent P50 award, studies proposed in the revision application must correspond to an additional project expanding the scope of the parent Program Project while maintaining relevance to the overall focus of the parent grant.

  • PAR-13-175: Revision Applications to P01 Awards for Research on Imaging and biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (P01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013
    • Expiration Date: July 11, 2013
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications from currently funded NIH P01 program projects. Revision applications are expected to focus on combined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. Depending on the context and focus of the parent P01 award, studies proposed in the revision application must correspond to an additional project expanding the scope of the parent Program Project while maintaining relevance to the overall focus of the parent grant.

  • PAR-13-176: Revision Applications to U01 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (U01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013; December 11, 2013; July 10, 2014; December 11, 2014; July 10, 2015; December 11, 2015,
    • Expiration Date: December 12, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement research (U01) revision applications from investigators with active NIH U01 research project awards. Revision applications are expected to focus on combined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. Studies proposed in the revision applications must correspond to additional specific aims, expanding the scope of individual, already funded parent U01 Cooperative Agreements.

  • PAR-13-177: Revision Applications to R01 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (R01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013, December 11, 2013, July 10, 2014, December 11, 2014, July 10, 2015, December 11, 2015
    • Expiration Date: December 12, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research project grant (R01) revision applications from investigators with active NIH R01 research project grant awards to support an expansion of the scope of funded R01 project grant awards through the addition of one or more new specific aims. Revision applications are expected to focus oncombined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies.

  • PAR-12-145: NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21)

    • Release Date: March 29, 2012
    • Application Receipt Date: Earliest submission date May 16, 2012.
    • Expiration Date: September 8, 2015
    • Contacts:

      For this FOA, please see http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/contacts for Scientific/Research Contacts at NCI.

    Purpose: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) funding opportunity supports the development of new research activities in all areas of cancer research. The R21 mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (biomedical, behavioral, or clinical).

  • DE-FOA-0000646: Integrated Nuclear Medicine Research and Training Projects of Excellence

    • Release Date: January 20, 2012
    • Application Receipt Date: Pre-Application (Required) Due Date: February 23, 2012
      Application Due Date: March 28, 2012
    • Expiration Date: March 28, 2012
    • Contacts:

      Dr. Prem Srivastava, Office of Biological and Environmental Research; Tel. 301-903-4071; prem.srivastava@science.doe.gov

    This Funding Opportunity aims to serve three important goals:

    1. Research and development of new and highly innovative radiotracer methods and radiotracers as potential imaging agents for nuclear medicine research and application to advance the understanding of normal human physiology and gene expression, diagnosis and management of disease, in drug research and development, and in translational science;
    2. Integrated involvement of  postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. radiochemists) and M.D., or M.D.-Ph.D fellows with specialties in Nuclear Medicine with applications to human health in developing and deploying new radiotracers for nuclear medicine imaging and potential clinical use in humans for disease-specific application;
    3. Enhancement of training opportunities to ensure the future availability of human resources for highly specialized fields of radiotracer development chemistry and clinical nuclear medicine research and allied disciplines.

    Pre-Application is Required. Pre-Application Due Date:  February 23, 2012

  • CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF SOFTWARE (R01) (MULTIPLE IC'S) (PAR-11-028)

    • Release Date: November 12, 2010
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply
    • Expiration Date: January 8, 2014
    • Contacts:

      Jerry Li, Ph.D.; Tel. 240-276-6210; E-mail: jiayinli@mail.nih.gov

    • Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Not applicable

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement is aimed at satisfying one of the needs created by the parallel achievements and increased interdependence of the biological and computing sciences. This interdependence offers an unprecedented opportunity for sophisticated approaches to computer-enabled research in the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The purpose of this program announcement is to assure the availability and continued usefulness of existing biomedical informatics/computational biology software. This program announcement is meant for existing software that serves a biological, clinical, or behavioral community of users. Applications under this program announcement can seek support to improve the existing software in several different ways listed below. Any of these improvements should benefit the existing user community and/or have high potential for attracting significantly more users.

    See full description in NIH Guide: PAR-11-028.

  • PAR-10-234: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) [R01] (Multiple ICs)

    • Release Date: July 27, 2010
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard dates
    • Expiration Date: September 8, 2013
    • Contacts:

      Albert Lee, Ph.D., NIBIB, Phone: 301-451-4781, Email: alee@mail.nih.gov

    Participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the NIH invite applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRPs) for basic, applied, and translational multi-disciplinary research that addresses important biological, clinical, or biomedical research problems. In the context of this program, a partnership is a multi-disciplinary research team that applies an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health and behavior.

    See full description in NIH Guide: PAR-10-234