This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for Research Centers that utilize systems biology approaches to build predictive models of cancer initiation, progression and metastasis.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund a new Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) that includes U54 CSBC Research Centers, a Coordinating Center and other related research projects supported through the U01 mechanism. The CSBC initiative aims to address challenges of complexity in basic and translational cancer research through the use of experimental biology combined with in silico modeling, multi-dimensional data analysis, and systems engineering.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites U54 cooperative agreement applications for Research Centers that utilize systems biology approaches to build predictive models of cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. CSBC Research Centers will consist of interdisciplinary teams of scientists (e.g., engineers, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists) and cancer researchers (e.g., cancer biologists, oncologists, pathologists) who collaborate to advance our understanding of cancer biology and oncology. CSBC Research Centers proposed in response to this FOA must demonstrate explicit integration of experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses or ideas of high importance in cancer research. In addition to the major research components, the Research Center will be required to develop an outreach effort in cancer systems biology aligned with the goals of the Research Center and the CSBC.
Application Due Date(s)
November 20, 2015; September 9, 2016; April 20, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
Higher Education Institutions
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
- Hispanic-serving Institutions
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
- Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
- Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Small Businesses
- For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
- State Governments
- County Governments
- Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
- U.S. Territory or Possession
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
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