Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (11.19.20)

Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents the continuation of an NCI program to enhance the diversity of the pool of the cancer research workforce by recruiting and supporting eligible junior investigators and Early Stage Investigators from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. This funding opportunity will also provide a bridge to investigators who have completed their research training and may need extra time to develop a larger research project grant application.

Funding Amount: $275,000

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Application Deadlines: November 19, 2019; June 18, 2020; November 19, 2020

Eligibility: African American, Faculty, Hispanic, Junior Faculty, Minorities encouraged, Native American, Women of Color

The overarching goal of this FOA is to enhance the cancer research workforce by supporting junior investigators and Early Stage Investigators from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.  See, Enhancing Diversity, below.  Any eligible individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

Current or former PDs/PIs on an NIH research project grant (such as an R01), or any peer-reviewed non-NIH research grant over $175,000 direct costs per year are not eligible. Current or former PD(s)/PI(s) of an NIH R03 or R21 grant, or a non-federal equivalent to an R03 or R21 grant remain eligible.  

An individual may receive no more than 2 awards from the Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research program, including past and future iterations of this FOA.

By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possesses a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status.

For more Information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-731.html