October 2019 Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News
Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News
Large Budget (≥$500K) Grant Application Updates
Investigators planning to submit a grant application with a budget of $500,000 or more, in subtotal direct costs, in any one year must obtain approval before submitting their application. This article includes important updates regarding submission timelines and the process for investigators planning to submit a large budget grant application to the National Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science (DCCPS).
Update on Deadlines:
February 5, 2020 R01 Awaiting Receipt of Application (ARA) requests have a 10-week deadline rather than the standard 8-week deadline; this ensures that there will be adequate time to move the request through internal processing.
Further information regarding deadlines for large budget grants can be found on EGRP’s website at: https://epi.grants.cancer.gov/funding/ara/#deadlines
Update on Process for Submitting ARA Requests:
EGRP has established a centralized ARA specific email box. When investigators submit their ARA request, they should email it to both the Program Director and EGRP’s central ARA inbox. Those who do not already have an assigned Program Director are invited to review the EGRP staff list to identify PDs with related scientific interests. The email address is: NCIDCCPSEGRPARARequests@mail.nih.gov
Program Directors will acknowledge receipt of an ARA request within 4 business days of receiving the request. If an investigator has not received a notice of receipt, then they should verify receipt of the ARA with the Program Director.
The EGRP website outlines the requirements, deadlines, FAQ, and relevant NIH policies involved in the process for submitting large budget cancer epidemiology grant applications, for those requests equal to or exceeding $500,000 subtotal direct costs in any year.
Materials Required for an ARA:
- A letter requesting approval to submit the grant application
- Draft budget pages, including budget categories; in the spreadsheet provided [XLSX – 11 KB], please indicate the costs for those budget categories that are driving the budget to equal or exceed $500,000.
- Abstract, specific aims, and study timeline
- If the grant application is a resubmission, include brief responses to the more significant reviewer concerns
- Data sharing plan that acknowledges and is consistent with relevant NIH policies
Please visit the EGRP ARA web pages for additional information on required materials for an ARA request.