Activities to Promote Research Collaborations

Notice Number: NOT-CA-05-005

Key Dates
Release Date: November 15, 2004

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI), (

The Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces its intent to provide funds to supplement existing DCB-supported research projects in FY05 to support and encourage scientific collaboration among DCB grantees, as well as with other members of the scientific community. This initiative, known as the Activities to Promote Research Collaborations (APRC) program, can support collaborative activities 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 new collaborative 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 active parent award and that the collaborative activity is new.

There are four areas of special scientific emphasis for FY05: (1) structural biology; (2) integrative cancer biology; (3) tumor microenvironment; and (4) mouse models. However, applications focused on other cancer biology topics are will be accepted.

A full description of the APRC program and the FY05 guidelines can be found at the following website: It details the opportunities available to DCB grantees for collaborative activities funded with administrative supplements to their active grants and the mechanisms for requesting these supplements.

There is a single receipt date of February 15, 2005. Requests must be submitted as described in the program guidelines. Investigators funded by DCB who are interested in the activities described must 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,
6130 Executive Boulevard, EPN Room 5050, MSC 7150
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier service)
Telephone: (301) 594-8782
FAX: (301) 496-8656

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