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Funding Opportunity Number:
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jan 21, 2014
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jan 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
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Cancer Treatment Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following:
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; 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.
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to encourage and support planning efforts for establishing a Center for Particle Beam Radiation Therapy (PBRT) Research. The Center must be planned to operate as a research center adjunct to an independently created and funded, sustainable clinical facility for PBRT. Ultimately, the proposed Center is expected to perform clinically relevant research using proton and heavier ion beams (including but not necessarily limited to carbon beams). The goal of this FOA is to provide the awardees with funding to enable inclusion of necessary resources (expertise or facilities) to carry out basic, translational, and clinical research complementary to a clinical PBRT facility. The necessary expertise and efforts would be provided by a multidisciplinary team of basic, translational, and clinical researchers, including physicists, engineers, biologists, and physicians, while the research facilities may include, by way of example, cell culture laboratories, vivarium, and clinical anesthesia units for pediatric patients. It is expected that this effort will result in a national research resource capable of successfully competing for and securing the funding required to operate a specialized research center for clinical PBRT. This FOA is designed to support solely the planning for a Research Center at a separately funded PBRT facility, and not the PBRT facility itself.