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Cancer Education Grants Program (R25)

The Cancer Education Grants Program (CEGP) (R25) provides support for innovative cancer education programs that translate knowledge gained from research into public health applications. Specifically, the types of programs that may be supported by this funding opportunity announcement include:

  1. Short-term Educational Programs: include workshops or courses that provide novel cancer-focused, state-of-the-art research or methodological knowledge, or evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions
  2. Short-term Research Experience Programs: provide participants with a cancer-focused research training experience in a laboratory or field setting
  3. Institutional Curriculum Development Projects: support the development of curricula that bring recent advances in cancer research, treatment, diagnosis, or other cancer-focused knowledge to a broad audience

The duration of short-term programs may not exceed 15 weeks in a one-year period.

For more complete information, reference the Program Announcement and/or contact the program staff.

Applicant Eligibility

PI Criteria
US Citizens and Foreign Nationals U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizen/permanent residents are eligible to apply for this award, provided that the U.S. institution where the candidate spends each phase of the award allows non-U.S. citizens to apply for grant support.
Degree/Academic Appointment Established Investigators (preferably Associate and Full Professors)
Commitment Salary support is allowed; 10 - 25% effort is recommended
Duration of Award

Up to 5 years of support may be requested

Only R25 grants supporting Short-term Educational Programs or Short-term Research Experience Programs are renewable.

Trainee Criteria
Citizens, Foreign Nationals and Student Visas Because this is an educational and not a training mechanism, non-U.S. citizens may participate in this program. However, the participation of non-U.S. citizens should be justified in the application.


R25 Allowable Costs
Program PI and Faculty Salary and fringe benefit support for the design, direction, and implementation of the research education program
Administrative Support Limited administrative and clerical salary costs associated with their work on the program, with justification
Other Program-Related Expenses Consultant costs, equipment, supplies, travel for key persons, and other program-related expenses, with justification
Program Participant Costs

For participants in short-term research experience programs, a subsistence allowance of up to $6,000 (assuming a 15-week, 40 hours per week program) to help defray living expenses and up to $1,000 for training-related expenses for each participant.

For participants in short-term educational programs, partial costs of meals and lodging, unless such costs are furnished as part of the registration fee; strong justification must be provided in the application.

Funds to defray partial tuition, consultant costs, sub-contractual costs, other education-related costs, and travel expenses

Funds will not be provided for fringe benefits or health insurance for participants in any CEGP program.

Direct Costs Up to five years of funding of up to $300,000 per year in direct costs, exclusive of third party F&A costs
F&A Costs/Indirect Costs 8%

How to Apply

Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule
Receipt Cycle Application Receipt Date: New, Renewal*, Revision*, and Resubmission* Initial Review Council Review Earliest Possible Start Date**
1 January 25 June/July September/October December
2 May 25 October/November January/February April
3 September 25 February/March May/June July

* Electronic applications have new terminology. The new terminology (included in the table above) corresponds to traditional NIH terms as follows:

  • New = New
  • Resubmission = Revised or Amended application
  • Renewal = Competing Continuation
  • Continuation = Progress Report
  • Revision = Competing Supplement

If the Application Receipt Date falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day and must be submitted by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

** Start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until well after the earliest possible start date.

Peer Review Process

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will review your application for completeness and for conformance to all eligibility requirements and special provisions and requirements. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant without further consideration.

If your application is complete and follows all eligibility requirements, then Subcommittee F, convened by the Division of Extramural Activities of the NCI, will evaluate your application according to the review criteria listed in the Program Announcement. Before an award is made, The National Cancer Advisory Board will conduct a second level of review and ensure that your application meets the broad program needs and priorities of the NCI and the National Cancer Program.

For review criteria for the R25 grant mechanism, see the Review Criteria section of the Program Announcement.


NCI Staff Contacts

For additional information regarding policies and/or guidance in preparing an application for the R25 Award, contact:

  • Dr. Jeannette Korczak
    Program Director
  • Branch Phone: 240-276-5630
    Fax: 240-276-5659

For information regarding fiscal and/or budget issues, contact:

  • Grants Administration Branch
    Barbara Fisher
    Phone: 301-631-3012
    Fax: 301-631-3030

For information regarding review issues, contact:

  • Referral Officer
    Division of Extramural Activities
    Phone: 240-276-6390
    Fax: 240-276-7682

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  • Updated: June 23, 2014