The Nci Career Development Award for Quantitative Scientists

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The Nci Career Development Award for Quantitative Scientists: The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications to encourage doctoral level quantitative scientists to develop and apply their skills to biomedical cancer research. This RFA is specifically intended for quantitative scientists, whose skills have not yet focused primarily on questions of health and disease and who wish to become cancer researchers as independent investigators and/or as leaders or co-leaders of interdisciplinary cancer research teams. Examples of scientific and technical backgrounds considered appropriate, but not all inclusive, for this award are as follows: physics, mathematics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, statistics, economics, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology. This K25 award provides up to 5 years of salary and research support for a mentored research career development experience in biomedical cancer research. Quantitative scientists receiving an NCI K25 Award will become eligible to apply for the NCI Transition Career (K22) Award, which would provide 3 years of protected time after completion of the K25 Award to develop an independent research program in biomedical cancer research. The NCI Career Development Award for Quantitative Scientists is not intended to supersede participation of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the existing omnibus NIH Mentored Quantitative Scientist Research Career Development Award ( Instead, this RFA represents a pilot program that is intended to complement and expand on the objectives of the NIH omnibus K25 program. This is achieved by requiring (1) that the research career development experience takes place at institutions that are NCI-designated Cancer Centers (P30s) and/or are supported by NCI Integrative Cancer Biology Programs (ICBPs or P50s) and (2) that a Mentoring Committee is in place to ensure that the candidate is progressing successfully toward meeting his/her proposed career development objectives. NCI-designated Cancer Centers are responsible for broad-based coordination and integration of research in academic and free-standing institutions and are therefore in a unique position to match the background of a quantitative scientist to tailored didactic and multidisciplinary research experiences needed for a successful career in cancer research. Additionally, NCI-designated Cancer Centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the ability to integrate diverse research approaches that focus on the problem of cancer. Consequently, the Cancer Centers represent ideal environments for quantitative scientists to identify areas that will bring their novel perspectives to bear on basic, clinical, prevention, or behavioral research in, for example, the development of new tests, devices, software, analytical tools, and innovative methodologies. Finally, institutions that have successfully competed for Integrative Cancer Biology Program grants are the ideal sites to nurture career awardees in the kind of team science efforts that truly integrate the quantitative and computational sciences with the biomedical sciences. This initiative is consistent with the recommendations of the Bioengineering Education and Training Panel which was convened as part of the 1998 Bioengineering Consortium (BECON) Symposium (the symposium Report is available at This initiative is also consistent with the recommendations of the 2002 BECON Symposium "Catalyzing Team Science" (
Federal Grant Title: The Nci Career Development Award for Quantitative Scientists
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CA-04-016
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.398
CFDA Descriptions: Cancer Research Manpower
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2004
Posted Date: Feb 23, 2004
Creation Date: Feb 23, 2004
Archive Date: Oct 14, 2004
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Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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