Notice Regarding NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30) Interim Guidelines

Notice Number: NOT-CA-04-030

Key Dates
Release Date: September 21, 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 interim 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 interim 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 can be found at An applicant requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year of a center grant should see the link at for specific instructions on submitting applications. Any application that does not have an associated cover letter that identifies the responsible NCI program contact person or that does not have an associated Awaiting Receipt of Application (ARA) form on file with the NIH Center for Scientific Review will be returned to the applicant without review.

These interim 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 (or earlier).

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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