Release Date:  December 8, 1999

NOTICE:  CA-00-003

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces the availability of the 
Guidelines for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) Grants.

The NCI SPORE grants utilizes the NIH P50 Specialized Center grant mechanism 
to support interdisciplinary teams of investigators who are dedicated to 
translational research focused on an organ-specific human cancer (e.g., breast 
cancer) or a highly related group of human cancer types  (e.g., 
gastrointestinal).  SPOREs are open to any scientific approaches that can have 
an impact on the disease and are dependent upon team approaches in the design 
and implementation of the research.   SPOREs differ from program project 
grants (P01) in that SPORE grants focus on human disease and support 
translational research, have a flexible approach to starting and stopping 
research projects, and have a required tissue bank core as well as required 
programs for career development and developmental projects.  

The Guidelines for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants 
can be accessed at the following URL:  


Inquiries regarding the Guidelines for Specialized Programs of Research 
Excellence (SPORE) grants are encouraged and can be addressed to:

Jorge Gomez, M.D., Ph.D.
Organ Systems Branch
Office of Centers, Training, and Resources
Office of the Deputy Director for Extramural Science
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard
Room 7008, MSC 8347
Bethesda, MD 20892-8347
Telephone: 301.496.8528
E-mail: jg1w@nih.gov

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