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.
Dr. Roy Wu, NCI, Phone: 301-496-8866, Email: email@example.com
This FOA is aimed at providing a new approach in the grant application process by offering a rapid turnaround from application submission to funding. Features of this initiative include a modular grant application and award process, inclusion of the clinical protocol within the grant application, and an accelerated peer review with the goal of issuing new awards within 6 months of application receipt. Inclusion of the complete clinical protocol within the grant application is intended to simplify the application process by eliminating the need to duplicate protocol details in the Research Plan section and to insure proper peer review of the application. In addition, QUICK-TRIAL applications do not require extensive preliminary data in the grant application and support exploratory translational and clinical research studies involving cancer prevention, chemotherapy, and rapid development and application of novel clinical cancer therapies, including image-guided therapeutic procedures.
See full description in NIH Guide:PAR-06-451
The NIH is interested in promoting research and developments in computational science and technology that will support rapid progress in areas of scientific opportunity in biomedical research. As defined here, biomedical computing or biomedical information science and technology includes database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical tools, and tools for electronic collaboration, as well as computational and mathematical research including the development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical models and simulations.
See full description in NIH Guide:PAR-06-411
Dates: LOI: March 21, 2006; Pre-application: April 18, 2006 - Use SF-424 Electronic Submission.
The Interdisciplinary Research Implementation Group will invite applications for Interdisciplinary Research Consortia from among those that submit a pre-application in response to PAR-06-122. This RFA with Limited Eligibility for a full consortium is released early to aid those who are writing a pre-application. Only those selected through a peer review of their pre-application are eligible to apply for a full Interdisciplinary Research Consortium. The purpose of this program is to support interdisciplinary approaches to solving significant and complex biomedical problems, particularly those that have been resistant to traditional approaches. These applications must hold the promise of leading to new research approaches to improving human health. Interdisciplinary consortia are expected to identify an important biomedically relevant problem, evaluate why previous approaches have not worked, justify why the proposed interdisciplinary approach will work, identify the methods that will keep the interdisciplinary team focused and coordinated, and propose a timeline. The review criteria will involve both the significance of the problem as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the approach to solving the problem. Applications will have to be strong in both of these areas. A successful interdisciplinary approach is defined as combining aspects of individual disciplines to provide a new conceptual approach to solving a problem that is likely to yield insights that could not have been achieved by an isolated laboratory or using a multi-disciplinary approach.
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: April 10, 2006
The NCI invites cooperative agreement and NIH intramural applications from groups of investigators interested in becoming components of the NCI Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN). The main objective is to delineate mechanisms of tumor-stroma interactions in human cancer and to generate a comprehensive understanding of composition of the stroma in normal tissues as well as its roles in tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis.
See full description in NIH Guide:RFA-CA-06-014
Concept Approval Letter Receipt Date: March 15, 2006
Nanomedicine is one of nine major initiatives included in the NIH Roadmap. Because Nanomedicine is an emerging biomedical discipline, the NIH engaged the biomedical research community to help define and develop concepts and a framework to stimulate work in this field. A two-year planning process, (see http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-018.html) culminated in the establishment of a collaborative national network of Nanomedicine Development Centers (NDC). The first four centers were awarded in fiscal year 2005. The current RFA solicits applications for additional centers that will expand the network by addressing complementary models, topics, medical targets, and approaches to the work of funded centers.
See full description in NIH Guide: RFA-RM-06-007
The NIDDK and the Division of Cancer Prevention at the NCI invite applications through the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism from investigators with research interests in gastroenterology, hepatology, obesity, and nutrition and that serve the mission of NIDDK and NCI. The aim of this funding opportunity is to stimulate the application of highly novel approaches to important areas of digestive diseases (including associated cancers) and nutrition research. Areas of special interest in this funding opportunity include development of novel non invasive imaging methods to study function of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and adipose tissue and pathogenic processes such as fibrosis, inflammation, hyperplasia, fat body accumulation.
See full description in NIH Guide:PA-06-149
Padma Maruvada, Ph.D. (Early Detection), Phone: 301-496-3893, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Division of Cancer Prevention of the NCI invites applications that address developmental research in chemoprevention agent development, biomarkers, early detection, and nutrition science. However, it is important to note that this funding opportunity does not include applications that are focused on treatment, etiology, or treatment-related quality of life studies that are population based. This Small Grants Program is designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of research expertise in cancer prevention research. It is anticipated that this Small Grant Program may lead to the submission of subsequent individual research project grants (R01).
See full description in NIH Guide:PAR-06-313
Several NCI offices, for DCTD-Claudio Dansky Ullmann, M.D., Phone: 301-496-8866, Email: email@example.com
Application Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply AIDS Application Receipt Date(s): http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm#AIDS
This funding opportunity is intended to promote innovative research across multiple disciplines for better understanding of the biology, etiology, detection, prevention, and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
See full description in NIH Guide:PA-06-314
L R Stanford, Ph.D., Phone: 301-402-3869, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the NIDA is intended to facilitate the entry of investigators to the area of neuroimaging, including both new investigators and established investigators seeking to adopt neuroimaging methodologies in their research programs.
See full description in NIH Guide:PAR-06-311
James V. Tricoli, Ph.D., Phone: 301-496-1591, Email: email@example.com
AIDS Application Receipt Date(s): http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm#AIDS
The objective of this FOA is to encourage grant applications for exploratory (R21) grants from individuals who are interested in testing new ideas that may advance progress in cancer detection, diagnosis, and prognosis. Imaging studies are not intended to be funded under this initiative. For imaging initiatives, call the Cancer Imaging Program staff.
See full description in NIH Guide:PA-06-299