Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface (TRACI) (R21)

Funding Number: PA-08-231
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: August 8, 2008
Expiration Date: January 8, 2012
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-Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose translational research in the overlapping areas of human aging and cancer, linking basic and clinical research relevant to the care of older cancer patients through both bench to bedside and bedside to bench approaches. Ultimately, information from the research supported by this initiative should improve the health and well-being of elderly patients at risk for, or diagnosed with, cancer and decrease the functional impairment and morbidity associated with cancer in this population. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-08-230, that encourages applications under the Research Project Grant (R01) mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism, numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.