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Social and Behavioral Intervention Research to Address Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.393
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 18, 2021
Application: Jan 18, 2022

Scientific/research contact:

Kelly D. Blake, ScD

Melissa Green Parker, PhD

Peer review contact:

Financial and grants management contact:
Crystal Wolfrey


The Social and Behavioral Intervention Research to Address Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) program provides funding to develop, adapt, and test interventions to address risk factors for cancer in rural populations.

Examples of research include:

  • Disparities in behavioral risk factors for cancer in rural populations, such as tobacco use; diet, physical activity, and weight; alcohol consumption; UV exposure and sun-protective behavior; and HPV vaccination
  • Social determinants of health and cultural differences such as fatalism and rural identity that influence trust in and attitudes toward institutions, medical providers, and government-sponsored programs in rural populations
  • Economic and spatial barriers to healthy food access and physical activity in low-density rural environments
  • Comorbidities not traditionally associated with cancer prevention and control, such as opiate drug abuse and Hepatitis C in order to leverage available resources for intervention development and delivery
  • Technology, communication, and health information inequalities that may contribute to cancer disparities in rural populations

Applicants must include meaningful collaboration with local organizations or programs.


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

Award ceiling: $700,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 6
Estimated total program funding: $7,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Kelly D. Blake, ScD at least 30 days prior to the application deadline.

Tagged as
Alcohol use · Behavioral health · Cancer · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Tobacco use

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