Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25T)
Please note: NCI no longer accepts applications for the R25T. The last standard application receipt date for R25T applications was May 25, 2013; see NOT-CA-13-008.
The Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25T) supports the development and implementation of curriculum-dependent programs to train predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in cancer research settings that are highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. This program is particularly applicable to cancer prevention and control, epidemiology, nutrition, and the behavioral and population sciences.
See the NCI-Funded Research Portfolio for a current list of funded R25T grants.
For more complete information, reference the Program Announcement and/or contact the program staff.
On this page:
- Applicant Eligibility
- PI Criteria
- R25T Program Eligibility Criteria
- Program Participant Eligibility Criteria
- Allowable Costs
- Financial Support for Each R25T Participant
- How to Apply
- NCI Staff Contacts
At the time of the award, the candidate must be
Citizenship or green card is not needed to apply. Citizenship or green card is needed at the time of award issuance.
|Career Stage||Established Investigators (Associate or Full Professors)|
|Commitment||Salary support allowed; 5-10% commitment recommended|
|Duration of Award||Up to 5 years|
|Program PI||PI must have independent peer-reviewed cancer-focused R01 or R01-like funding at the time the R25T application is reviewed.|
Program faculty (mentors) must have independent research support and experience in conducting collaborative, team-oriented research.
At least 50% of faculty must have independent R01 or R01-like cancer-focused research support.
|Pre-Doc: Post-Doc Ratio||No more than 25% of the individuals supported on new NCI-supported R25T grants can be predoctoral.|
|Foreign Trainee Ratio||At least 75% of the program participants salaried on an NCI-supported R25T grant each year must be U.S. citizens or Alien Registration Receipt Card Holders (1-151/ 1-551).|
For new R25T training programs, the budgets must be less than $500,000/year. In addition, the budget for Year 1, during which no participant costs are allowed, must be less than $100,000.
For competing renewal R25T training programs with current budgets less than $500,000/year, the budgets must remain at less than $500,000/year.
For competing renewal R25T training programs with current budgets exceeding $500,000/year, no budget increases will be approved.
|Citizenship, 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 each individual on a temporary visa must be justified.|
|Career Stage||Pre- and postdoctoral program participants|
|Effort Level/Commitment||0-12 calendar months|
|Duration of Appointment||To be determined by the institution|
(Minimum of 2 years – the duration is usually 2-4 years)
|Program PI||Salary support for leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of the Program, in accordance with the percent effort commitment to the Program|
Salary support for design, development, implementation, and refinement of the specialized curriculum in accordance with the percent effort commitment to the Program.
Partial salary for a dedicated administrator is allowable.
|Advisory Committee||Salary support will not be provided to the Program Advisory Committee for their service.|
|Ancillary Personnel Support||Salary for mentors, secretarial and administrative assistance, etc., is not allowed.|
|Advertising||A small proportion of the budget can be used for advertising and recruitment.|
|Other Program-Related Expenses||Consultant costs, equipment, supplies, travel for key persons, and other program-related expenses must be justified.|
|F&A Costs/Indirect Costs||8%|
|Research Development Support: Tuition/Fees, Supplies/Equipment, Travel, and Statistical Services|
How to Apply
R25T applications are no longer accepted; see NOT-CA-13-008.
- Program Announcement
- Current List of R25T Awards
- Application Form and Details: No future applications will be accepted.
- Changes to Public Access Policy Compliance Efforts Notice
- Trainee Forms
NCI Staff Contacts
For additional information regarding policies and/or guidance in preparing an application for the R25T Award, contact:
- Dr. Susan N. Perkins
- 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