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Peer Review Process

Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for completeness and conformance to all eligibility requirements and special provisions and requirements. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant without further consideration.

Those applications judged to be complete and eligible will be evaluated, according to the review criteria listed in the Program Announcement, by Subcommittee J convened by the Division of Extramural Activities of the NCI. Applications will receive a second level review by the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) to determine if the application meets the broad program needs and priorities of the NCI and the National Cancer Program.

For review criteria for the K05 grant mechanism, see the Review Criteria section of the Program Announcement.

  • Updated: September 6, 2013