Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for Activities to Promote Research Collaborations for Projects Currently Funded by the NCI Division of Cancer Biology

Notice Number: NOT-CA-10-015

Key Dates
Release Date: January 21, 2010
Request Receipt Date: March 15, 2010

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI) (

The Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites requests for supplemental funding in fiscal year 2010 for existing DCB-funded research projects (i.e., administrative supplements) to support and encourage 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.  The proposed APRC activities must be within the overall scope of the active parent award and the collaborative activity must be new.


Before submitting a request, interested researchers are strongly encouraged to contact their program directors to verify whether the "parent" grant and the anticipated new collaborations meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.


A full description of the APRC program and the FY10 application 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.

Although the financial plans of the NCI provide support for this program, administrative supplement awards pursuant to this initiative are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious requests.

Requests must be submitted as described in the APRC program guidelines to the NCI Division of Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) (see address below).

This Notice is a one-time announcement and formal requests must be received on or before March 15, 2010.

NOTE: The NIH Center for Scientific Review IS NOT involved in receipt and processing of these requests   Supplement requests are not to be submitted electronically via or eRA, or in paper to the Division of Receipt and Referral, CSR

Requests must be signed by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) at the grantee institution.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit requests electronically as an e-mail attachment in pdf format to; however, the signature of the AOR must be clearly visible. Applicants may also submit requests on paper (original and one copy) to:

DCB-Activities to Promote Research Collaborations Program
C/o Stephen White, DCB-APRC Program Director
National Cancer Institute, NIH, HHS
6130 Executive Boulevard, EPN Room 5048
Bethesda, MD 20892-7150 (for U.S. Postal Service regular or express mail)
Rockville, MD 20852 (for non-U.S.P.S. delivery)


Investigators funded by DCB who are interested in the activities described are strongly encouraged to contact their DCB Program Director prior to submitting a request. 

Direct all other 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 (for U.S. Postal Service regular or express mail)
Rockville, MD 20852 (for non-USPS delivery)
Telephone: (301) 496-8636
FAX: (301) 496-8656

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