CRCHD Funding for Research and Training

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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 a number of 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 Cancer Research page for additional information, deadlines, and CRCHD contacts.

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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

  • Diversity Research Supplements (PA-18-586)

Predoctoral/Graduate

  • Diversity Research Supplements (PA-18-586)
  • National Research Service Awards (NRSA) (F31)

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.

  • Feasibility Studies for Collaborative Interaction for Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership (P20)
  • Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54)
  • Cancer Research Education Grants Program to Promote Diversity - Research Experiences (R25)
  • Cancer Research Education Grants Program to Promote Diversity - Courses for Skills Development (R25)
  • Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Research Education Program (R25)
  • Administrative Supplement for Strengthening Research, Training, and Outreach Capacity of the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) (institutional award available to NCI-Designated Cancer Centers)
  • Administrative Supplements to Strengthen NCI-Supported Community Outreach Capacity through Community Health Educators (CHEs) of the National Outreach Network (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.
  • Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1)
    Supports faculty who are at the beginning stages of a research career, applying for their first independent award, and who are interested in testing a new idea, or generating preliminary data. SC2 grants prepare awardees for SC1 and similar grants. 
  • Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Pilot Project Award (SC2)
    Supports faculty investigators with a track record of research activity who are seeking to enhance their research productivity in order to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period of time.
  • NEW: Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21, R01)
    Researches the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other.
  • NEW: The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R21R01, R03, R15)
    The NIH is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of diverse population groups and thereby improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. Priority is placed on understudied populations with distinctive health risk profiles. These funding opportunities focus on SGM populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations.
See our fact sheets for additional information about CRCHD programs, initiatives, and funding opportunities.
  • Updated: February 26, 2018