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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.

  • 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:

    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


    • Release Date: June 10, 2010
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard Dates
    • Expiration Date: September 8, 2013
    • Contacts:

      Robert G Lees, Ph.D., NCI, Phone: 301-496-8783, Email:

    The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate the development of assays for high throughput screening (HTS) relevant to processes and diseases specific to the mission of the institutes involved, with the intent of using the assays to screen for small molecule compounds that show desired properties as probes for use in advancing knowledge about the relevant target, identifying new targets, or serving as pre-therapeutic leads.

    NCI:Assays pertinent to the mission of NCI should be justified in the application as relevant to cancer. The NCI is interested in development of assays to identify or evaluate small molecules for use in elucidating molecular, cellular, or in vivo mechanisms or processes of probable or known importance to cancer biology, and for use in developing strategies for cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment or clinical monitoring of treatment. Assays proposed may be biochemical, cellular or model organism-based, and may be useful for discovering small molecule probes, preventive or therapeutic drug leads, or imaging agent leads. Applicants may find the NCI Developmental Therapeutics Program () resources to be helpful. Collaborations between laboratories with screen development capabilities and laboratories with small molecule synthesis capabilities are encouraged.

    See full description in NIH Guide: PA-10-213

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) (PA-10-110)

    The objective of NIH-supported Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

    The purpose of the postdoctoral fellowship (F32) award is to provide support to promising postdoctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive and successful independent research investigators. The proposed postdoctoral training must offer an opportunity to enhance the applicant's understanding of the health-related sciences, and must be within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research or other specific disciplines relevant to the research mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applicants with a health professional doctoral degree may use the proposed postdoctoral training to satisfy a portion of the degree requirements for a master's degree, a research doctoral degree or any other advanced research degree program.

    The NRSA legislation requires that the Nation's overall needs for biomedical research personnel be taken into account by giving special consideration to physicians and other health professionals who propose to become active biomedical researchers and who agree to undertake a minimum of 2 years of biomedical, behavioral or clinical research. Individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

    Each NIH Institute and Center (IC) has a unique scientific purview and different program goals and initiatives that evolve over time. Prospective Fellowship Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic information: Table of Institute and Center Contacts.