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Thursday, April 12, 2018
CDU/UCLA Cancer Center Partnership - Full & Pilot Project RFA

The CDU-UCLA U54 Cancer Center Partnership is now inviting research grant applications from investigators interested in cancer health disparities research. The partnership is particularly focused on translational research in cancer health disparities.

The purpose of this U54 Cancer Center Partnership Full Project and Pilot Funding is multifold:

The applications themselves will assist the CDU/UCLA U54 Cancer Center Partnership with ongoing development and enhancement of national research priorities for cancer health disparities research. Applicants will be expected to establish the significance of the proposed research and build a case for why it should be considered an important contribution to cancer health disparities. The U54 Cancer Center Partnership aims to develop a strong focus on translational cancer research and will particularly support projects and programs that address cancer health disparity questions including but not limited to breast, prostate, colorectal, and gynecological cancers.

The CDU/UCLA U54 Cancer Center Partnership full project and pilot proposals will be utilized as part of a competitive proposal in response to the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the NIH/NCI titled: (U54) Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE). The Project and Pilot Funding are designed to support studies that will investigate innovative mechanistic studies into the biological/genetic/behavioral aspects of cancer health disparities. Partnership among CDU and UCLA investigators is required.


CDU/UCLA U54 Cancer Center Partnership intends to submit 2 Full Project awards and 2 Pilot Project awards as part of the U54 CPACHE Grant Application. The Full Projects and Pilots are anticipated to be supported for 2 years (9/1/2018-8/31/2020), contingent on NCI/CPACHE funding.

How to Apply:

 Please submit a Letter of Intent and current NIH Biosketch to by April 20, 2018 

 Invited Applicants will be required to submit full applications by June 1, 2018 

   For proposal guidelines and details on how to apply please review the complete RFA ( click on the link)

Important Deadlines:

1.  LOI Submission deadline is: April 20, 2018.

2.  Invited Application Submission deadline is:  June 1, 2018.

 Full and Pilot Project Award:

Full Project funding may be requested for a Total DIRECT Cost of up to   $157,000/year f or 2 years. Pilot Project funding may be requested for a Total DIRECT Cost of up to $80,000/year for 2 years.

 Application Forms

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