EGRP News Flash - October 20, 2011

NCI Announces Administrative Supplements to Advance Research on Cancers in Women

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Science Planning and Assessment (OSPA) has announced an opportunity to apply for administrative supplements in order to expand and/or enhance research on cancers in women. Applications may include both non-sex-specific cancers that affect women and men, and sex-specific cancers that affect only women. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. EST December 19, 2011, local time of the applicant organization.

Eligible are current NCI awardees with active Research Project (R01), Exploratory/Development (R21), Method to Extend Research in Time Award (R37), Program Project (P01), and Specialized Center Grants (P50), and/or Research Project Cooperative Agreements (U01) that are pertinent to cancer in women. The "parent" grant must be active through the entire time period of the supplement, and the proposed research must be accomplished within the competitive segment. No-cost extensions cannot be used to accommodate this requirement. The proposed supplement must be within the general scope of the peer-reviewed activities and aims approved within the parent grant.

The following other conditions also must be met:

  • The parent research projects are either already explicitly focused on cancer in women or have a broader focus that can be enhanced by addressing certain aspects specific to cancer in women,
  • The topic of the administrative supplement must be related to the stated Scientific Priorities of this Administrative Supplement Program but must also remain within the general scope of the original parent award, and
  • Given that the above conditions are met, there are no further limitations regarding the nature of the eligible projects, which may range from basic research through translational studies to clinical research (e.g., ancillary studies).

Activities proposed for the administrative supplements may include:

  • Additional, enhanced, and/or accelerated analyses relevant to cancer in women, and
  • Pilot studies that address specific aims from the parent grant in a new way addressing aspects directly pertinent to cancer in women.

IMPORTANT: The research proposed by the NIH grantee in the supplement application must be within the original scope of the NIH-supported grant project. The funding mechanism being used to support this program, administrative supplements, can be used to cover cost increases that are associated with achieving certain new research objectives as long as they are within the original scope of the project. Any cost increases need to result from making modifications to the project in order to take advantage of opportunities that would increase the value of the project consistent with its originally approved objectives and purposes.

Contact the Program Director assigned to the parent grant for questions related to scientific or programmatic content and to determine if the supplement fits within the approved scope of the project.

Access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for details:

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