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CRCHD Funding for Research and Training

CRCHD provides extramural grants to researchers and institutions conducting research on cancer and cancer health disparities. CRCHD is also committed to the training and development of a diverse cancer research workforce and offers funding support for several diversity training and career development opportunities to underrepresented students and researchers.

Funding Opportunities for Cancer and Cancer Health Disparities Research

CRCHD provides extramural grants to researchers conducting basic and translational cancer research. Please see the Basic and Translational Disparities Research Funding page for additional information, deadlines and CRCHD contacts.

  • Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Minority Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Development and Trial Centers (M-PDTCs) (U54) (No longer accepting applications)
  • Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20)

CURE Individual Funding Opportunities by Career Stage

CRCHD offers a continuum of extramural funding opportunities for training and career development. Please see Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) for additional information, deadlines and CRCHD contacts, or learn about other cancer training opportunities at NCI.

High School & Undergraduate

Predoctoral/Graduate

  • Diversity Research Supplements (PA-21-071)
  • National Research Service Awards (NRSA F31) (PA-21-052)

Postdoctoral

Investigator

Institutional Funding Opportunities

CRCHD offers the following funding opportunities to institutions for the support of diversity training, cancer and cancer health disparities research, and community education and outreach. Please see the Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE), CURE and Integrated Networks pages for additional information, deadlines and CRCHD contacts.

  • Cancer Research Education Grants Program to Promote Diversity - Research Experiences (R25)
  • Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Research Education Program (R25)
  • Administrative Supplements to Cancer Center Support Grants to Strengthen the Research, Training, and Outreach Capacity of the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (Admin Suppl - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (GMaP) (institutional award available to NCI-Designated Cancer Centers)
  • Administrative Supplements to Cancer Center Support Grants to Strengthen NCI-Supported Community Outreach Capacity through Community Health Educators of the National Outreach Network (Admin Suppl Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NON) (institutional award available to NCI-Designated Cancer Centers)

Additional Funding Opportunities

CRCHD periodically provides funding opportunities in support of cancer research training and reducing cancer health disparities related to specific cancers and/or populations. Please see the funding opportunity for additional information, application deadlines and NCI program director contact information.

  • Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE)
    Attracts students and scientists into the multidisciplinary environment of the NCI Intramural Research Program (IRP) and supports their mentored experiences. iCURE particularly encourages the participation of individuals from underrepresented populations.
  • Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R21)
    Supports multidisciplinary innovative exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and the mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the U.S.
  • Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R01)
    Supports multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and the mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the U.S.
     
  • Administrative Supplements to Support Cancer Disparity Collaborative Research (PA-18-842)
    Promotes new cancer disparities research among investigators who do not normally conduct it and to encourage the partnership of experienced cancer research investigators with cancer disparities-focused researchers. The research work proposed should be within the scope of the parent award and should expand the original aims to include a cancer disparity component.
     
  • Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (NOT-MD-19-001)
    Encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations.
  • Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21, R01)
    Supports exploratory or developmental research addressing the medical, sociological, psychological and structural causes and consequences of transgender and gender nonconforming identities.

See our fact sheets for additional information about CRCHD programs, initiatives and funding opportunities.

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