This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions/organizations to participate in NCI's Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) as NCORP Minority/Underserved Community Sites. The goal of NCORP is to build upon the scope and activities of NCI's previously supported community networks, the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) which includes CCOP community sites (CCOPs), Minority-Based CCOP sites (MB-CCOPs), and CCOP Research Bases, and NCI's Community Cancer Centers' Program (NCCCP) by establishing a single community-based research program. NCORP will be an integrated national network to: 1) design and conduct cancer prevention, control and screening/post-treatment surveillance clinical trials; 2) design and conduct cancer care delivery research; 3) enhance patient and provider access to treatment and imaging clinical trials conducted under the reorganized National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN); and 4) integrate disparity research questions into clinical trials and cancer care delivery research.
NCORP consists of three components each with its own FOA, which are: NCORP Research Bases; NCORP Community Sites; and NCORP Minority/Underserved Community Sites (covered by this FOA).
The NCORP Minority/Underserved Community Sites will accrue patients/participants to NCI-approved cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research designed by NCORP Research Bases and NCTN Groups. The Minority/Underserved Community Sites provide access for practicing oncologists who serve large numbers of racial/ethnic minority and underserved patients to the NCI clinical trials network, as well as provide a unique opportunity to identify and address clinical trial and cancer care delivery research questions related to the more serious, prevalent cancers and cancer-related problems which persist in racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations.
Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM Thursday, December 12, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 1/8/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 12/31/13 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.