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Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 and R21)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.399
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 7, 2022

Scientific research contact:
Michelle Mollica, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN

Peer review contact:
Kate Fothergill, PhD, MPH

Financial and grants management contact:
Becky Brightful


This program provides funding for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients.

Interventions for caregivers may include:

  • Care training
  • Coping skills
  • Help in managing care

Outcomes of the interventions are expected to:

  • Optimize patient healthcare utilization
  • Improve caregiver well-being
  • Improve patient physical health and psychosocial outcomes

Studies targeting or expanding inclusion of medically underserved and underrepresented patient-caregiver populations, such as patients with less-common tumor types, racial/ethnic minorities, the socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural populations, and sexual/gender minorities will be given special consideration. Studies that include caregivers of individuals with cancer and concurrent comorbidities are encouraged.

Specific information is provided in the application instructions.

  1. R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for the development of new research activities in the early and conceptual stages
  2. R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

For R21 projects, the combined budget for direct costs for the 2 year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

R01 project budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Dr. Michelle Mollica at least 30 days prior to submission.

Note: This opportunity is listed under 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement Numbers (PAR-19-355 for R21 and PAR-19-352 for R01) and 2 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers based on research area.

  • 93.395 - Cancer Treatment Research
  • 93.399 - Cancer Control

Standard NIH application due dates apply for new and resubmission R21 applications and new, renewal, and resubmission R01 applications. This opportunity expires on September 7, 2022.

Tagged as
Cancer · Informal caregivers · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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