EGRP News Flash - February 7, 2008

Supplements Offered for Dissemination of Cancer-Related Surveillance Research

Our Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) is sponsoring administrative supplements for dissemination of cancer-related surveillance research. Current National Cancer Institute (NCI) awardees of R01, P01, P50, U01, and U19 grants pertaining to cancer control are eligible to apply provided the conditions listed below are met. The application deadline is April 1, 2008.

The conditions are:

  1. The topic area of the original cancer control award must be related to the focus of the surveillance research/surveillance data analysis that is being proposed in the supplement request (for example, if the parent grant focuses on physical activity, the supplement should focus on the dissemination of surveillance data on physical activity);
  2. The proposed surveillance dissemination effort must clearly be beyond the scope of the "parent" award;
  3. The "parent" award must remain active during the entire funding period of this supplement; and
  4. The Principal Investigator (PI) for the supplement must be the PI of the "parent" award.

Diverse aspects of cancer control might be appropriate for dissemination efforts under these supplements (for example, cancer risk factors, screening, cancer rates, treatment, and outcomes). Specific areas include, but are not limited to:

  • tobacco use;
  • diet and physical activity patterns;
  • sun exposure and ultraviolet radiation exposure;
  • use of chemopreventive agents;
  • use of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility;
  • use of screening for breast, cervix, and colorectal cancers;
  • cancer rates, morbidity, and mortality;
  • cancer treatment and patterns of care; and
  • cancer outcomes.

The goals of these supplements are to:

  1. Fund innovative dissemination of surveillance research results to increase application of these results in policy, practice, and communities across the cancer continuum;
  2. Encourage surveillance researchers to develop and test ways to expand use of their data;
  3. Encourage researchers and program planners in other areas, such as communication and intervention research, to consider ways to use surveillance data in their research or programs; and
  4. Encourage transdisciplinary collaborations between researchers in surveillance and other areas, such as communications and interventions.

NCI intends to commit about $200,000 in FY 2008 to fund about two (2) administrative supplements in response to this initiative. Budget requests must not exceed $100,000 in total costs for a funding period not to exceed 12 months.

Access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Notice (NOT-CA-08-008External Web Site Policy), for Frequently Asked Questions, and detailed instructions on applying.

Requests for these administrative supplements must be submitted to DCCPS by the April 1 due date. Note that the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is not involved in receipt and processing of these requests.

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