The NIH offers grant mechanisms with limited budgets such as small (R03) and exploratory/developmental (R21) grants to support the initial stages of research projects. Applications for these types of grants are accepted by the NCI only in response to specific Program Announcements or Requests for Applications such as those listed below.
|PA-08-267 (R21)||Exploratory Studies in Cancer Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis||09/08/12|
|PA-09-158 (R21)||Developmental Research in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction||05/08/12|
|PA-08-144 (R21)||Mitochondria in Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis||05/08/11|
|PA-10-026 (R21)||Development, Application, and Evaluation of Prediction Models for Cancer Risk and Prognosis||01/08/13|
|PA-08-208 (R21)||Pilot Studies in Pancreatic Cancer||09/08/11|
|PA-09-200 (R21)||Identifying Non-coding RNA Targets for Cancer Early Detection and Prevention||09/08/12|
|PA-09-168 (R03)||Developmental Projects in Complementary Approaches to Cancer Care and Treatment||05/08/12|
|PA-08-209 (R03)||Pilot Studies in Pancreatic Cancer||09/08/11|
Recent Exploratory Studies Funded by CDP provides examples of applications funded in response to these and related prior initiatives.