Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations for Projects Currently Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Biology

Notice Number: NOT-CA-08-007

Key Dates
Release Date:  February 1, 2008

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI) (

The Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces the availability of funds in Fiscal Year 2008 for administrative supplements to ongoing DCB-funded research projects. These administrative supplements are intended to encourage and support new multidisciplinary scientific collaborations among DCB grantees, as well as with other members of the scientific community.  This initiative, known as the Activities to Promote Research Collaborations (APRC), supports collaborative interdisciplinary activities that bring together ideas and approaches from disparate scientific disciplines.  To be eligible for the APRC administrative supplements, the proposed collaborative activity must be new and must remain within the overall scope of the active “parent” award.

A full description of the APRC program and the FY08 guidelines can be found at the following web site:  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.

Submitting an Application

Requests for the APRC administrative supplements must be prepared and submitted to DCB as described in the APRC Program Guidelines ( This is a one-time announcement and formal requests must be received on or before March 17, 2008. Applications must be signed by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).  

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications electronically as an e-mail attachment in PDF format; however the signature of the AOR must be clearly visible.  E-mail address for electronic submission is:

Applicants may also submit applications in paper format to:

Activities to Promote Research Collaborations
c/o Stephen White
Special Assistant to the Director and Programs Coordinator
Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute, NIH, HHS
6130 Executive Boulevard
Executive Plaza North
Room 5048
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150 (US Postal Service) or 20852 (non-USPS delivery)

Note, that the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) IS NOT involved in receipt and processing of these requests.


Investigators funded by DCB who are interested in applying for the APRC administrative supplements must contact their DCB Program Director prior to submitting an application.  Other interested investigators may direct their inquiries to:

Daniel Gallahan, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute, NIH
6130 Executive Boulevard, EPN Room 5050, MSC 380
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150
Telephone: (301) 496-8636
FAX: (301) 496-8656

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