RFP for Pilot Collaborations with LMICs in Global Cancer Research or Global Health Research at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
An opportunitiy for nurse-researchers studying global cancer. Please see the attached PDF or link for the complete RFP.
Request for Proposals for Pilot Collaborations with LMICs in Global Cancer Research or
Global Health Research at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
National Cancer Institute
Center for Global Health
Office of Cancer Centers
Proposal Receipt Date: June 14, 2013
Purpose: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Global Health and the Office of Cancer Centers requests proposals targeted to promote cancer research and to increase research capacity in low and mid – income countries (LMICs) through collaborations or research partnerships stablished between the NCI-designated Cancer Centers and foreign institutions.
Through this funding opportunity, the NCI seeks to stimulate cancer research pilot programs in order to expand the reach of Cancer Centers in international settings. These pilots may include research projects, trainings, advanced technologies, development of clinical trial networks, and other focus areas that will help develop cancer research capacity in LMICs. The research proposal should address questions that stem from cancer prevention practice and/or clinical observations in LMICs. It is also anticipated that the new findings or discoveries from this collaboration could improve cancer control, prevention and
treatment strategies both in the US and abroad.
The research proposals may pertain to cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment as follows (but not limited to):
1. Basic, translational, or clinical research projects (objectives must be achieved during the
proposed time frame of the study). This can include formative research and protocol
development for community-based and clinic-based intervention studies; development of
standard operating procedures to ensure quality assurance and quality control (Q/A and Q/C) measures in these studies, data analysis, statistical analysis plan development, or statistical modeling (e.g., able to be completed in one-year)
2. Training and capacity building programs that develop strategies for knowledge sharing in all areas pertaining to cancer research and patient management. These may include visiting
professors, fellows, student exchange program, workshops and training programs in the foreign country. Proposals submitted must outline the contents of the curriculum and indicate the need for this training program in the context of the collaboration. Enhancements or improvements in an existing program of training and capacity building will also be considered with adequate justification for its enhancement and application.
3. Informatics development, data managing, and data sharing to improve research capabilities in LMICs or training in informatics technology that enhances cancer research capabilities and collaborations.
4. Establishment or enhancement of biorepositories or biospecimen resources, adapting best practices to facilities in LMICs, or building informatics to support biorepositories
5. Retrospective study based on a well-defined scientific rationale or, demonstrating an opportunity to test assays in a unique patient population, if done in a year.
6. Projects in HIV-associated malignancies Integrating HIV prevention and treatment infrastructure in cancer prevention and treatment. Studies to understand feasibility of integrating existing programs for HIV to benefit cancer patients.
Areas that will not be supported include:
1. Long term, natural history, or longitudinal observational studies;
2. Quality of life and cost effectiveness analysis;
3. Early discovery or pre-clinical study
4. Cohort studies, screening programs, or standard of care studies
5. Any proposal that cannot be completed within the allowable time frame or, that cannot increase research capacity in the foreign institution(s).