The National Institute of Health (NIH) is currently inviting applications from eligible organisations for its small grants program for Cancer Research. This program supports discrete, well-defined projects in any area of cancer research using the NIH R03 small grant mechanism.

Thematic Areas

  • Pilot or feasibility studies;
  • Secondary analysis of existing data;
  • Small, self-contained research projects;
  • Development of research methodology; and
  • Development of new research technology.
Award Budget
A budget for direct costs of up to $50,000 per year may be requested.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs)
  • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations)
  • Regional Organizations
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • U. S. Territory or Possession.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
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Name of the Organisation
The National Institute of Health
Grant Amount
USD 50,000 per year
Closing date of Proposal
Tuesday, 7 January, 2020
RFP Email
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