Notice of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Participation in PAR-15-291 "International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)"

Notice Number: NOT-CA-16-002

Key Dates
Release Date: December 22, 2015

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) participation, effective immediately, in PAR-15-291 "International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)".

The following sections of PAR-15-291 have been updated as indicated below to reflect NCI participation in this FOA.

Part 1. Overview Information

The sections shown below are changed to read as follows.

Components of Participating Organizations
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.989, 93.398

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

This Section is appended with the following text.

Specific Information for Applications Intended for NCI Support
The NCI's Center for Global Health (CGH) will support intensive, mentored research career development for early stage investigators committed to a cancer research career. CGH is particularly interested in applications that include well-designed epidemiology studies on common risk factors (social, biological, occupational, environmental) for cancer, clinical and translational research, detection and diagnosis, health surveillance including cancer registry development, knowledge sharing, implementation science, informatics, mHealth, or malignancies associated with chronic infection. The research activities should be specifically focused on cancer.
The career development plan should include training in advanced scientific skills, research methodology, data management and analysis, grant and manuscript writing, and research administration skills that are appropriated for the LMIC. The proposed career development and mentoring must be focused on developing independent researchers in the field of cancers in a manner that increases the research capacity at the LMIC institution. Mentors should have a track record of research in cancer.

Part 2. Section VII. Agency Contacts

Agency Contacts are appended as listed below:

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

For inquiries related to the career development aspects, contact:
Susan Lim, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-5630

For inquiries related to research aspects, contact:
Shannon Silkensen, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-5810

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)

Sean Hine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-6291

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Shannon Silkensen, PhD
Center for Global Health
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-5810