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NCI's Cancer Research Training Travel Awards for LMIC Investigators

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NCI's Cancer Research Training Travel Awards for LMIC Investigators

Friday, October 30, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020

NCI’s Center for Global Health (CGH), in collaboration with other NCI divisions, supports collaborative research between U.S. investigators and investigators in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to expand capacity in performing high-quality cancer research in LMICs. To complement and/or enhance these efforts, CGH, in partnership with CRDF Global, launched the Cancer Research Training Travel Awards for LMIC Investigators. The travel awards are intended to facilitate and increase participation in cancer research training opportunities for LMIC investigators/trainees who seek to conduct high-quality and context–appropriate research in their home institutions. 

Organizers of scientific meetings (conferences, workshops and/or courses) that offer research competence and skill development opportunities with a high potential to improve biomedical, behavioral or clinical cancer research are encouraged to apply. 

Emphasis will be given to trainings that provide mentored practical/experiential learning opportunities that aim to develop research competence and skills of trainees to become independent investigators. Research training opportunities that propose to develop research competence and skills in one or more of the following areas across the cancer control continuum are of particular interest:
•    study design
•    protocol development
•    patient-oriented research
•    clinical trials design and execution
•    ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research
•    collection and management of research data
•    population-based research
•    dissemination and implementation research. 

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Research training opportunities that incorporates emerging opportunities in global cancer research and/or creates sustainable multidisciplinary and collaborative research partnerships are encouraged.

Awards of up to $40,000 USD will be granted to institutions/organizations willing and able to solicit, select and facilitate the travel of LMIC investigators to participate in a proposed research training opportunity.

Funding is strictly intended to travel awardees and must only be applied toward costs related to air and ground travel, accommodation, per diem allowance, travel insurance and/or visa.  Budgeted costs must be in accordance with U.S. government travel regulations (e.g. airfare, per diem, ground transportation). 

The award cannot cover costs associated with the actual training opportunity or research activity (e.g. costs related to planning or training registration, supplies, logistics, faculty honorarium etc.). Facilities and administrative costs/indirect costs are not allowable costs. 

All proposals must be submitted through the Electronic Proposal Submission (EPS) website. Please note: the website will be active by September 9, 2020.