Notice Number: NOT-CA-19-063
Key DatesRelease Date: July 26, 2019
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as a Request for Application (RFA) to solicit applications for Improving the reach and quality of cancer care in rural populations. This FOA is intended to be a reissuance of RFA-CA-18-026, "Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)".
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.
The FOA is expected to be published in the Fall of 2019 with an expected application due date in early Winter 2020.
This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.
Research Initiative Details
The purpose of this FOA is to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations. The FOA encourages two types of applications: 1) observational research that includes pilot testing of interventions to understand and address predictors of cancer care/treatment and outcomes in rural low-income and/or underserved populations; or 2) intervention research to address known predictors of cancer care/treatment and outcomes in rural low-income and/or underserved populations. Specifically, the focus for observational studies (with pilot testing) is understanding and addressing the predictive and/or mediating role of social determinants of health, barriers to care, and treatment; and the focus for interventional research is on addressing quality of care related to cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or survivorship. Most existing cancer control interventions are not ready for direct implementation and dissemination in low-income rural areas, so proposals should seek to develop, adapt, and/or implement, and test interventions.
This FOA will not focus on issues related to recruitment and retention of participants to clinical trials or other research studies; therefore, these would be considered non-responsive to the goals of this FOA and will not be reviewed.
This FOA will require that applicants define the rural population for the proposed study based on the non-metropolitan 2013 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC) as defined at this link: Rural-Urban Continuum Codes.
Estimated Total Funding Up to $3.0 million in fiscal year 2021
Expected Number of Awards 4 - 6
Estimated Award Ceiling $500,000 or less in direct costs per year.
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.939
Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Please direct all inquiries to:
Shobha Srinivasan, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)