February 2020 Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News

Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News


NCI Publishes New Provocative Questions Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Provocative Questions (PQ) Initiative is a research program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) established to stimulate research in perplexing and underexplored areas identified by the cancer research community.

NCI has selected nine PQs for 2020, with two Requests for Applications (R01 and R21). Staff from the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at NCI are involved with seven PQs that may be of particular interest to population science researchers:

The application due dates are April 30, 2020 and November 17, 2020.

Learn more about the PQ FOAs, including the research scope for responsive projects, in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts:

More information about the PQ Initiative, including the full list of questions, is available at provocativequestions.cancer.gov.

Funding Opportunities & Notices of Special Interest

  • Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for NCI Cohort Consortium Projects (NOT-CA-20-030)
  • NOSI: Dissemination and Implementation Science for Cancer Prevention and Control in Low Resource Environments (NOT-CA-20-025)
  • NOSI: Research on Oral Anticancer Agents in the Contexts of Utilization, Adherence, and Health Care Delivery (NOT-CA-20-026)
  • NOSI: NCI SBIR Administrative Supplements for Activities to Accelerate the Development and Commercialization of Cancer-Related Innovations (NOT-CA-20-012)
  • Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) (NOT-TW-20-002NOT-TW-20-003)
  • National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications (P01, Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Genomic Expert Curation Panels (U24, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Grants Policy Notices

  • Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components (NOT-OD-19-114)
  • Updated Guidance for Videos Submitted as NIH Application Materials (NOT-OD-20-061)
  • Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2020 (NOT-OD-20-065)
  • Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2020 (NOT-OD-20-066)
  • Notice of Fiscal Policies in Effect for FY2020 (NOT-OD-20-068)

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