Cancer-Related Behavioral Research (6.7.18)

October 10, 2016
By: Julie Poucher Harbin , Writer, DCI

NIH Funding Available: Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions.  The goal is to encourage applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis (IDA) methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake. It is important that the data being integrated are from different sources and types (including both quantitative and qualitative; data may span different levels such as genetic and environmental) and should include at least one source of behavioral data.  Importantly, applicants should use existing data sources rather than collect new data.  In addition, creating harmonized measures, developing culturally sensitive measures, replicating results and cross-study comparisons will be encouraged.

Although this funding opportunity uses the R01 grant mechanism, it runs in parallel with a program announcement of identical scientific scope,  PAR-16-255, which uses the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

Application Due Date(s): February 7, 2017; June 7, 2017; February 7, 2018; June 7, 2018; February 7, 2019; June 7, 2019. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Eligibility: Faculty

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Topics: NIH