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Funding by Topic: Cancer

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Minnesota Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) Grant Program
Funding for projects focused on improving the health and well-being of American Indians and people of color in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Dec 19, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
Co-infection and Cancer (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Texas Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Funding for the delivery of evidence-based clinical services to screen for cancer and precancer in underserved populations who do not have adequate access to screening, early detection interventions, and healthcare. Rural and/or medically underserved populations must be included in the defined service area of proposed projects.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2023
Sponsor: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Texas Primary Prevention of Cancer
Funding to implement evidence-based strategies to ensure that all Texans benefit from cancer prevention knowledge. Projects will include interventions to reduce cancer risk, disease burden, and cancer disparities and address social determinants that contribute to cancer burden and disparities. Applications must include the delivery of interventions to non-metropolitan (rural) and/or medically underserved counties in the state.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2023
Sponsor: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth in Cancer Care
Notice of Special Interest for research on the use of telehealth in cancer-related care, with a focus on populations that experience inequities in access to care and have worse cancer outcomes compared to the general population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2024
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Disparities Affecting Healthcare Utilization and Health Outcomes Among Childhood Cancer Survivors
Notice of Special Interest for research to understand and address the full spectrum of factors that contribute to disparities in survivorship care, healthcare utilization, and health outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. Proposed projects must Include populations commonly experiencing disparities based on race or ethnicity, sex, sexual or gender minority status, insurance status, rural residence, socioeconomic disadvantage, or other demonstrated differences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 9, 2024
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food, and Nutrition Insecurity
Notice of Special Interest for research on interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes. Priority populations include racial/ethnic minority populations, lower income populations, and rural and remote populations including tribal communities and insular areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2024
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2025
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Assistance: Assigning CDC Staff to State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Agencies
Funding for CDC staff to be assigned to provide direct, individualized technical assistance, guidance, and coordination for awardees of grants and cooperative agreements made under specific CDC programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention