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DCB provides public resources related to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and NCI grant policies to cancer researchers. 

"Getting a Grant from the NCI" Webinar

On April 21, 2022, Dr. Dan Gallahan (the Director of DCB) was joined by Drs. Joanna Watson (DCB Branch Chief), Amy Rubinstein (Review Branch Chief at the NIH Center for Scientific Review), and Shannon Hughes (DCB Deputy Director) for a special virtual session on NCI grant policies. It covered considerations for new and experienced applicants, as well as information about peer review.

Session Overview

Meet the Experts: Getting a Grant from the NCI

Meet the Experts: Getting a Grant from the NCI

New Grantee Workshop 

DCB offers an annual workshop for new and early-stage investigators to familiarize them with the processes and standards of DCB, NCI and NIH. It is designed for DCB grantees who have received their first independent NIH grant within the last year. 

It includes breakout sessions with DCB Program Directors and a seminar from an NCI-funded mid-career cancer researcher.

Below is the agenda and the presentations from the January 2023 Workshop (posted with permission from each author; please do not use without consent):


Session 1: The NCI and Your New Investigator Grant

Session 2: Expanding Your Research Enterprise 

Session 3: Review, Renew, and Promote Your Science

Questions about the workshop should be directed to Dr. Joanna Watson.

FOA Pre-application Webinar Slides and Recordings

FOA Title FOA Number(s) Webinar Date Webinar Materials
Translational and Basic Science Research in Early
Lesions (TBEL) Program (U54 & U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-CA-21-054 & RFA-CA-21-055

09/21/2021 webinar slides
Acquired Resistance to Therapy Network (ARTNet) (U54 & U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-CA-21-052 & RFA-CA-21-053 09/20/2021 webinar slides
Division of Cancer Biology Multi-Consortia Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-CA-21-049 09/13/2021 webinar slides and recording
Research Centers for Cancer Systems Biology (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-CA-21-048 09/13/2021 webinar slides and recording
PDAC Stromal Reprogramming Consortium (PSRC) (U01 & U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-CA-21-041 & RFA-CA-21-042

08/31/2021 & 09/03/2021

webinar slides

Cancer Tissue Engineering Collaborative: Enabling Biomimetic Tissue-Engineered Technologies for Cancer Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

PAR-19-113 09/13/2016 webinar slides
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