Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology (U01)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is sponsoring a new Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) that includes U54 CSBC Research Centers (RFA-CA-15-014), a U24 CSBC Coordinating Center (RFA-CA-15-015) and, through this FOA, well-defined, discrete and circumscribed Research Projects addressing emerging problems in cancer. The CSBC initiative aims to address challenges in cancer research through the use of experimental biology or population science combined with in silico modeling, multi-dimensional data analysis, and systems engineering. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement applications for Research Projects that utilize systems biology approaches to address emerging questions in cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. CSBC Research Projects are expected to involve interdisciplinary teams of physical scientists (e.g., engineers, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, population scientists, statisticians, epidemiologists) and cancer researchers (e.g., cancer biologists, oncologists, pathologists and clinicians in relevant disciplines) who collaborate to advance our understanding of cancer biology and oncology. CSBC Research Projects proposed in response to this FOA must demonstrate explicit integration of experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses in cancer research. 


Application Due Date(s)

June 24, 2016; November 18, 2016; June 23, 2017; November 24, 2017; June 22, 2018; November 23, 2018

Link to External Announcement

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-131.html