Notice Regarding NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30) Guidelines

Notice Number: NOT-CA-05-007

Key Dates
Release Date: December 17, 2004

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI), (

The purpose of this notice is to inform the research community that the National Cancer Institute has revised and clarified the Cancer Center Support Grant Guidelines for its Cancer Centers Program. The version announced in this notice replaces any previous guidelines.

NCI Cancer Center Support Grants are intended to support infrastructure for transdisciplinary cancer-relevant research and to foster studies that would not occur without the climate, facilities, and research resources that a cancer center can uniquely provide. The Guidelines provide further details on the purpose and characteristics of NCI-designated Cancer Centers, eligibility criteria, application preparation and submission procedures, review criteria and procedures, and contacts for further information.

Applications for Cancer Center Support Grants will be accepted on an on-going basis. The receipt dates for all unsolicited center applications, whether new, competing renewal, or revised (i.e., amended), are October 1, February 1, and June 1. An applicant requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year of a center grant is required to obtain agreement from the Institute program staff that the Institute is willing to accept the application for review and possible funding. The name of the program contact should be indicated in a cover letter submitted with the application. Applications that do not identify a program contact will be returned to the applicant without review.

These Cancer Center Support Guidelines are effective with applications submitted for the February 1, 2005, receipt date. The NCI will no longer accept applications in response to previous Guidelines dated September, 2003.

The Cancer Center Support Grant Guidelines are available at


Direct any questions about this notice to

Linda K. Weiss, Ph.D.
Chief, Cancer Centers Branch
Office of Centers, Training, and Resources
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20892- 8345
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier delivery)
Telephone: (301) 496-8531

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