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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.

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33) (PA-10-111)

    • Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards individual senior level research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The primary objective of this funding opportunity is to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agendas.


  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-10-109)

    The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences. These fellowships will enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, health services, and clinical research labor force in the United States by providing opportunities for academic institutions to identify and recruit students from diverse population groups to seek graduate degrees in health-related research and apply for this fellowship. The overall goal of this program is to increase the number of scientists from diverse population groups who are prepared to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, clinical, or health services research.


  • PA-10-063: NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)

    • Release Date: December 16, 2009
    • Application Receipt Date: standard dates
    • Expiration Date: January 8, 2013
    • Contacts:

      Nancy C. Lohrey, MS, MT-ASCP, NCI, Phone: 301-496-8580, Email:

    The primary purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators. The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information.

    The K99/R00 program must be tailored to meet the individual needs of the candidate. Candidates may request up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral research scientists. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent tenure-track or equivalent research position. R00 award recipients are expected to apply for additional NIH or other independent research grant support during the independent phase of the award.

    Grants awarded by NCI under this announcement will be funded as Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Awards in Cancer Research.

    The candidate's research proposal must be laboratory-based and must include research on the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, control or treatment of HUMAN cancer. The proposed research may involve model systems, including animal models. However, at some point during the grant period, the proposed research must include work on human cancer (includes human cancer cells or tissues).

    Candidates must be able to identify an individual with extensive experience in human cancer research who can serve as a mentor for the initial mentored phase of this award.

    See full description in NIH Guide: PA-10-063