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Funding OpportunitiesFunding Opportunities

NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity
PAR-05-011
Application Receipt Dates: Jan. 10, May 10, Sept. 10, 2005;
Jan. 10, May 10, Sept. 10, 2006;
Jan. 10, May 10, Sept. 10, 2007

The NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22) will provide "protected time" for recipients to develop and receive support for their initial cancer research program. This award will facilitate the transition of underrepresented postdoctoral research scientists from the mentored to the independent stages of their careers in cancer research. Past patterns of cancer incidence and mortality predict that a disproportionate share of the increase in U.S. cancer incidence and mortality will be borne by minorities. A major obstacle to developing a stronger national minority cancer research effort has been the lack of significant strategic training programs for minority students and scientists in cancer research. The K22 mechanism establishes a unique pathway for recruiting and retaining advanced postdoctoral students and new investigators from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research into investigative fields that address problems pertinent to the biology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, control, and treatment of human cancer. This funding opportunity will use the Transition Career Development Award (K22) mechanism.

For more information see: http://cri.nci.nih.gov/4abst.cfm?initiativeparfa_id=2420

Inquiries: Belinda M. Locke - lockeb@mail.nih.gov