NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)

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The NCI Research Specialist Award encourages the development of stable research career opportunities for exceptional scientists who want to pursue research within the context of an existing cancer research program, but not serve as independent investigators.  These scientists, including researchers within a research program, core facility managers, and data scientists, are vital to sustaining the biomedical research enterprise.  The Research Specialist Award is intended to provide desirable salaries and sufficient autonomy so that individuals are not solely dependent on grants held by Principal Investigators for career continuity.

Two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) invite grant applications for the Research Specialist Award (R50) in any area of NCI-funded cancer research.

FOAs posted: November 4, 2016
Letter of Intent due: January 2, 2017
Application due: February 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

FOA for laboratory-based scientists

FOA for core-based scientists

  • Updated: December 12, 2016

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