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Cancer Education Grants Program (R25E)

  • Updated: 03/04/2014

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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.

PI Eligibility

US Citizen and Foreign NationalsU.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 AppointmentEstablished Investigators (preferably Associate and Full Professors)
CommitmentSalary support is allowed. 10 - 25% effort is recommended.
Duration of AwardUp 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 Eligibility

Citizenship, Foreign Nationals, and Student VisasBecause 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.

R25E Allowable Costs

Program PI and FacultySalary and fringe benefit support for the design, direction, and implementation of the research education program
Administrative SupportLimited administrative and clerical salary costs associated with their work on the program, with justification
Other Program-Related ExpensesConsultant 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 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 costsUp 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 costs8%

Program Announcement & Related Links

Program AnnouncementProgram Announcement
Current List of R25E Awards
Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI - F
Application Form and DetailsInstructions and Application
Review Criteria