Sample Cancer Epidemiology Grant Applications


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) frequently receives questions from investigators for examples of successfully funded grant applications. Several investigators and their organizations agreed to let the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) post excerpts of their grant applications online. The applications in the table below are excellent examples of grantsmanship.

Orientation to Sample Applications

EGRP is grateful to the investigators for enabling our Program to deliver this valuable resource. Certain details are redacted, such as social security numbers, budgets, home addresses, and phone numbers. Additionally, to minimize the file size, EGRP excluded sections of the original application that provide routine details, such as lists of performance sites and key personnel, biographical sketches, and bibliographies. As a result, the grant applications accessible through the links below do not include all sections that appear in the SF424 (R&R) used to apply for grants.

The text of the grant applications is copyrighted. Investigators and others may use the text from these same applications only for nonprofit educational purposes provided the content remains unchanged and the Principal Investigator(s), their organization(s), and NCI are credited.

Sample Applications

Principle Investigator(s) Title of Project Grant Mechanism & Award Number
Scarlett L. Gomez, M.P.H., Ph.D.External Web Site Policy and Iona Cheng, Ph.D., M.P.H.External Web Site Policy, Cancer Prevention Institute of California* Lung Cancer in Never Smokers: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Molecular Characteristics in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Females
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R01 CA204070-01
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[PDF - 413 KB]
I-Chan Huang, Ph.D.External Web Site Policy and Kevin Krull, Ph.D.External Web Site Policy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Symptom Progress and Adverse Health Outcomes in Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors
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R21 CA202210-01
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[PDF - 226 KB]
Esther M. John, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.External Web Site Policy, Cancer Prevention Institute of California* Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Subtypes in Racial/Ethnic Minorities
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R03 CA199343-01
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[PDF - 195 KB]
Deborah Neklason, Ph.D.External Web Site Policy, University of Utah Genetic and Environmental Etiology of Familial Small Intestinal Carcinoid Cancer
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R21 CA205796-01
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[PDF - 477 KB]
Scott Strath, Ph.D.External Web Site Policy, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and John Staudenmayer Ph.D.External Web Site Policy, University of Massachusetts Calibrating Free-Living Physical Activity Characteristics Across Functionally-Limited Populations Using Machine-Learned Accelerometer Approaches
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R01 CA215318-01
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[PDF - 475 KB]

*Drs. Gomez and John worked for The Cancer Prevention Institute of California at the time of these applications. Dr. Gomez is currently at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. John is currently at Stanford University.