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Deadline: January 26, 2018

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE)

The Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) program develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPSs) and National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers (CCs). The program aims to achieve a stronger national cancer program and address challenges in cancer and cancer disparities research, education, and outreach, as well as their impact on underserved populations.

The CPACHE Program is about building and sustaining excellence through mutually beneficial partnerships between ISUPSs and CCs. The program serves as a nurturing environment and “incubator” to allow for the development of new projects/programs. This partnership program provides long-term support for cancer research infrastructure (e.g., key personnel recruitment, equipment, clinical accrual cores, tissue cores, etc.) and limited (not to exceed three years) support for pilot and full research projects.

The institutions in each partnership are expected to work collaboratively to:

  • Increase the cancer research and cancer research education capacity of the ISUPSs
  • Increase the number of students and investigators from underrepresented populations engaged in cancer research
  • Improve the effectiveness of CCs in developing and sustaining research programs focused on cancer health disparities and increase the number of investigators and students conducting cancer health disparities research
  • Develop and implement cancer-related activities that benefit the surrounding underserved communities

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $2,000,000 in direct costs per year for partnerships of two institutions and $2,500,000 in direct costs per year for partnerships of three institutions.

Eligibility: Public/State controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations; small businesses; State governments; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; Indian/Native American tribal governments; independent school districts; public housing authorities. See solicitation for full listing.

Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-361.html

Note: A letter of intent is due 45 days prior to the deadline (December 13, 2017). Additional forecasted deadlines are in 2019 and 2020.

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