Data Science/Cancer: Prevention & Control Communication

Deadline
Multiple
OPPORTUNITY NO.
PAR-16-249
MECHANISM
R01 (also available: R21)
RESEARCH AREA(S)
SYNOPSIS

Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum, from prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, to end of life. 

Applications to this FOA should utilize one or more of the following analytic approaches, methods, and data sources, including but not limited to social media data mining, Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, online social network analysis, crowdsourcing research tools (e.g., mTurk), online search data, Ecological Momentary Assessment, neuroscience and biobehavioral approaches to communication, and geographic information systems. 

Studies should assess outcomes related to cancer prevention and control (e.g., knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, perceived risk, decision making in screening and treatment, information inequalities, social support, shared decision making, persuasion, caregiving, behavioral intentions, preventive behaviors, and policy support, among others).

Deadlines:

  • Pre-Application Submission: N/A
  • Application Submission: 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization, June 13, 2017; Oct. 11, 2017; June 13, 2018; Oct. 11, 2018, June 13, 2019

Companion funding opportunity:

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.