Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Coordinating Center for New Cohorts to Assess Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risk (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
July 24, 2020
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
November 01, 2020
First Estimated Application Due Date:
January 29, 2021
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
September 15, 2021
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
September 15, 2021
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NOT-CA-20-086 - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for New Cohorts to Assess Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risk (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)

Issued by

National Cancer Institute (NCI)


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for a Coordinating Center to facilitate coordination across approximately five cohorts that are expected to be awarded under a separate RFA (see the parallel notice of intent to publish announcement NOT-CA-20-086). The Coordinating Center will be supported by a U24 award.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants time to develop responsive projects and meaningful collaborations.

The FOA is expected to use the U24 activity codes for the Coordinating Center (Clinical Trials Not Allowed).

The FOA is expected to be published in November 2020 with an expected application due date in January 2021.

Details of the planned FOAs are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into this area of coordination of scientific research activities from prospective cohorts focused on environmental exposures and cancer risk to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

To fulfill the main responsibilities of the Coordinating Center, applicants will be expected to have appropriate expertise in meeting coordination, the management of large-scale cancer research, data management, development of standard operating procedures for core data collection across cohorts, resource sharing, and deposition of data to NIH repositories. Teams of investigators with the appropriate expertise should begin considering applying for this FOA.

The Coordinating Center will be responsible for providing a centralized administrative infrastructure to facilitate activities related to cohorts, provide logistical support for meetings, develop in collaboration with cohort investigators standard operating procedures to assist with the collection of common data elements, assist with metrics for assessment of critical milestones and timelines, and work with NIH program staff as needed.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for:

  • A Coordinating Center (U24).

The Coordinating Center (U24) will facilitate coordination across the cohorts for environmental exposures and cancer risk (CEECR) (UG3/UH3 phased awards; NOT-CA-20-086).

The presentation of these initiatives to the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) can be accessed at this link:

Funding Information
Estimated Total Funding

Up to $0.8 million in fiscal year (FY) 2021 for a Coordinating Center.

Expected Number of Awards

One U24 award.

Estimated Award Ceiling

$0.8 million total costs per year for a coordinating center.

Primary CFDA Numbers

93.393; 93.399

Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Private Institution of Higher Education
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
Regional Organization
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Somdat Mahabir, Ph.D., M.P.H.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)


Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3241


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