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93.398 Cancer Research Manpower
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Sections 413 and 487, as amended, Public Law 100-607, 42 U.S.C. 285a, 42 U.S.C. 288.
To make available support to nonprofit and for-profit institutions interested in providing biomedical training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in basic, clinical, and prevention research important to the National Cancer Program.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
The Research Manpower program provides support for research training in all scientific fields related to cancer. National Research Service (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Awards are made directly to individuals for research training in biomedical sciences areas. In addition, grants may be made to institutions to enable them to make NRSAs to individuals selected by them. Each individual who receives a postdoctoral NRSA is obligated upon termination of the award to comply with certain service and payback provisions. Cancer Education Grants are designed to promote education programs carried out by organizations engaged in health-related education, research, or training and located in the United States, its possessions, or territories. Various Career awards are designed to sponsor the development of independent scientists. Individual short-term support for students is available under the Cancer Education Program.
Applicant Eligibility: University, college, hospital, public agency, or nonprofit research institution for institutional grants and individuals for fellowships. The applicant institution must be able to provide the staff and facilities and be responsible for the selection of trainees and overall direction of the training. Selected awardees must be citizens of the United States or be admitted to the United States for permanent residency. Career and Cancer Education awards may be given to for-profit institutions.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress reports are required each year. An annual financial status report is required 90 days after the end of the budget period. Special reports may be requested by the grantor. Terminal reports are required 6 months after the end of a project.
Account Identification: 75-0849-0-1-552.
In fiscal year 2001 Individual 180 awards were made and 81 were competing awards totalling $2,987,000; 1,412 Institutional awards were made and 309 were competing awards totalling $11,149,000; 358 Career awards were made totalling $51,175,000; 91 Cancer Education awards were made totalling $21,740,000. In fiscal year 2002, it is estimated that 2,126 Manpower award will be made. In fiscal year 2003, it is estimated that 2,294 Manpower awards will made. It is estimated that between fiscal year's 1998 and 2003, the training and career development activities of the National Cancer Institute will double, resulting in a program that supports over $160 million in NRSA Awards and Career Awards. During this period, the NCI has been implementing a new strategic plan that places greater emphasis on protecting the time and stabilizing the careers of M.D.s in research and prevention and control scientists; nearly all of the growth in the program has focused on these two fields. Both of these fields are threatened by either managed care medicine or academic culture and they are both critical to the translational research success of the NCI in the future.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 6; 42 CFR 66; 45 CFR 74; Application kit, National Institutes of Health; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Individual Fellowship: Neutrophil Cytotoxicity - Model of Tumor Cell Resistance; (2) Institutional Training: Development and Neoplasia (Tumor Biology); (3) Cancer Education: Breast Education Through Adult Literacy Programs, and (4) Career: Targeted Immunotherapies in Cancer.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The major elements in evaluating proposals include the assessment of: (1) The scientific merit and general significance of the proposed study and its objectives; (2) the technical adequacy of the experimental design and approach; (3) the competency of the proposed investigator or group to successfully pursue the project; (4) the adequacy of the available and proposed facilities and resources; (5) the necessity of the budget components requested in relation to the proposed project; and (6) the relevance and importance to announced program objectives.