Early-Stage Innovative Technology Development for Cancer Research (R21)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the inception and development of early stage, highly innovative, technologies or emerging technologies with significant transformative potential that has not yet been explored in a cancer-relevant use. An emerging technology is defined (for the purpose of this FOA) as one that has passed the initial developmental stage, but has not yet been evaluated within the context of a cancer-relevant intended use and requires significant modification for the proposed application. The emphasis of this FOA is on technologies with a high degree of technical innovation with the potential to significantly affect and transform investigations exploring the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. If successful, these technologies would accelerate and/or enhance research in the areas of cancer biology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, control, epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. Technologies proposed for development may be intended to have widespread applicability but must be based on molecular and/or cellular characterizations of cancer.
This funding opportunity is part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program.
LOIS: January 23, 2012; April 21, 2012; August 18, 2012
Full proposal DEADLINES: February 23, 2012; May 21, 2012; September 18, 2012