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:
- 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
- Short-term Research Experience Programs: provide participants with a cancer-focused research training experience in a laboratory or field setting
- 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
- Trainee Criteria
- R25 Allowable Costs
- How to Apply
- Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule
- Peer Review Process
- NCI Staff Contacts
|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.
|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.|
|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
|Receipt Cycle||Application Receipt Date: New, Renewal*, Revision*, and Resubmission*||Initial Review||Council Review||Earliest Possible Start Date**|
* Electronic applications have new terminology. The new Grants.gov 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.
- Program Announcement
- Current List of R25 Awards
- Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI-F
- Changes to Public Access Policy Compliance Efforts Notice
- Application From & Details
NCI Staff Contacts
For additional information regarding policies and/or guidance in preparing an application for the R25 Award, contact:
- Dr. Jeannette Korczak
- Branch Phone: 240-276-5630
For information regarding fiscal and/or budget issues, contact:
- Grants Administration Branch
For information regarding review issues, contact:
- Referral Officer
Division of Extramural Activities