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Cancer Health Equity Research Centers at Minority-Serving Institutions

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American Cancer Society
Letter of Intent (Required): May 1, 2023
Application: Oct 16, 2023

The American Cancer Society will provide funding to support the formation of Cancer Health Equity Research Centers (CHERCs) designed to target cancer health disparities that are unique to a local or regional community.

Research topics may include:

  • Integration of social determinants of health screening tools and interventions into practice
  • Strategies to prevent diagnostic or treatment delays regardless of health insurance, socioeconomic status, geographic location, age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation
  • Strategies to increase participation of medically underserved populations in clinical trials
  • Strategies to overcome barriers or promote facilitators of treatment adherence, and interventions to target care planning and coordination between teams of healthcare professionals caring for people with cancer

Eligible applicants are investigators at an accredited college, university, or medical school within the United States.

Applications from Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) are encouraged, including:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
  • Asian-American-and-Pacific-Islander-Serving Institutions (AAPISIs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNH)

The Principal Investigator (PI) must:

  • Be full-time faculty member at a college, university, or eligible nonprofit organization within the United States and its territories
  • Have attained the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • Have a track record of extramural cancer research funding, mentoring junior investigators, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and administrative/leadership experience

Applicants are required to demonstrate that 30% of the planned research participants will be racial and ethnic minorities or live in rural or medically underserved areas.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

A total $4,080,000 is available for a 4 year project period. Additional budget information is provided on the program website.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit a letter of intent by May 1, 2023. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of October 16, 2023.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Cancer · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

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