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Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up Through Implementation Science (UG3/UH3)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.353
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 11, 2019
Application: Feb 11, 2019

For questions about the healthcare delivery system aspects of the application:
Sarah Kobrin, Ph.D.

For questions about the implementation science aspects of the application:
Wynne E. Norton, Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Robert Freund, Ph.D.

For grants management or budget questions:
Crystal Wolfrey


This program provides grants to promote research in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards.

Traditionally underserved and marginalized populations that have lower rates for CRC screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care include those living in rural areas, racial and ethnic minority populations, and low-income populations.

Projects have 2 phases, and each phase should be included in proposals:

  • UG3 Planning-Exploratory Phase: 1-year planning-exploratory phase during which research teams are expected to pilot test, measure, and refine the multilevel intervention in preparation for the experimental or quasi-experimental trial in the UH3 Implementation Phase
  • UH3 Implementation Phase: 2-4 year implementation phase during which research teams are expected to conduct an experimental or quasi-experimental study to test the impact of a multilevel intervention on increasing rates of CRC screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards

Required criteria and characteristics for projects are listed in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include

  • State, county, or U.S. territory governments
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 3
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

The application budget for the UG3 Planning-Exploratory Phase is limited to $500,000 in direct costs per year. Costs of the UH3 Implementation Phase are limited to $800,000 in direct costs per year.

The maximum period of funding for the entire UG3/UH3 award is 5 years.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
Cancer · Health disparities · Health screening · Minorities · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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