Co-infection and Cancer (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A list of agency contacts by research area may be found
in the application instructions.
Peer review contact:
Peer review contact information will appear in the
applicant's eRA Commons account approximately 2 weeks
after the submission date.
The Co-infection and Cancer program provides grants for
research on the roles of co-infection and cancer to
inform prevention and treatment strategies for
infection-related cancers. Applicants are encouraged to
investigate co-infection and its relation to causes of
risk among racially/ethnically diverse populations and
those from urban and rural areas who are poor and
medically underserved, and populations who may have a
disproportionate burden of infection-related cancers.
Examples of research questions include:
- Why do some infected individuals progress to cancer
while others do not?
- How can high-risk individuals be identified?
- Do co-infections contribute to cancer disparities?
- Are there differences between mono and co-infected
tumors and individuals that increase cancer risk?
A detailed list of specific areas of research focus is
available in the
There are two funding opportunities under this program:
R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for
the development of new research activities in the early
and conceptual stages
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
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
- City or township
- Special districts
- Federally recognized Indian/Native American
- Indian/Native American tribal governments (other
than federally recognized)
- Eligible agencies of the federal government
- U.S. territory or possession
- Independent school districts
- Public housing authorities
- Indian housing authorities
- Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components
of U.S. entities
- Small businesses
- For-profit organizations
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding
R21: The combined budget for direct
costs for the 2 year project period may not exceed
$275,000. No more than $200,000 in direct costs 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.
Links to the full announcement and online application
procedures are available on grants.gov.
While not required, potential applicants are encouraged
to email a
letter of intent to Tram Kim Lam, Ph.D., MPH
at least 30 days before application submission.
Cancer · Health disparities · Research methods and resources
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