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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a reissue of RFA-CA-07-033, which was previously released on January 4, 2007.

Components of Participating Organizations

National Cancer Institute

  • Letters of Intent Receipt Dates: February 11, 2008; April 29, 2008; August 24, 2008

  • Application Receipt Dates: March 11, 2008; May 29, 2008; September 24, 2008

  • Earliest Anticipated Start Dates: September 2008; April 2009; August 2009

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the inception and early stage development of highly innovative cancer-relevant technologies. The emphasis of this FOA is on technically innovative molecular analysis tools with the potential to add a new quality to the investigations of the molecular basis of cancer (e.g., by facilitating the detection of cancer-related characteristics/alterations at the molecular and cellular levels of organization and function). These technologies may be intended for molecular analyses in vitro, in situ, and/or in vivo. Responsive "technologies" encompass relevant methods, techniques, tools, instrumentation, and devices (but not software or informatics solutions). This funding opportunity is part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program. Several IMAT FOAs of identical or closely related scientific scope using various funding mechanisms are available. To facilitate selection, a separate Notice in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts provides brief cross-comparison and links to all the IMAT FOAs. See NOT-CA-08-003.

This FOA will utilize the NIH R21 award mechanism for exploratory (pilot) research projects. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. The NCI intends to commit a total of approximately $3,000,000 to this FOA in fiscal year 2009 to award approximately 10 to 15 grants. The total project period …

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