Release Date:  October 30, 2000

NOTICE:  CA-01-004

National Cancer Institute

To support and encourage scientific collaboration among National Cancer 
Institute (NCI) grantees as well as with other members of the scientific 
community, the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) of the NCI announces the 
availability of two administrative mechanisms for current DCB grantees to 
facilitate such interactions under a program called Activities to Promote 
Research Collaborations (APRC).  A full description of this program can be 
accessed at the following website:  
It details the opportunities available to DCB grantees for collaborative 
activities through administrative supplements to their active grants and the 
mechanisms for requesting such supplements.

Collaborative activities that can be supported are those that bring together 
ideas and approaches from disparate scientific disciplines, including those 
not currently supported by DCB.  Examples of collaborative activities include, 
but are not limited to, initiating novel research projects, sharing resources 
and reagents, developing novel technologies, and organizing cross-disciplinary 
meetings/workshops.  It is essential, however, that proposed APRC activities 
be within the overall scope of the parent award.

Requests for APRC supplemental support will be accepted two times each year; 
December 15th and April 15th.  Requests must be submitted as described on the 
web site.


Investigators funded by DCB who are interested in the activities described 
here are highly encouraged to contact their DCB Program Director prior to 
submitting an application.

Other interested investigators may direct their inquiries to:

John Sogn, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS
Executive Plaza North, Room 5050
6130 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150
Telephone: (301) 435-5225
FAX: (301) 496-8656

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