Cancer: Systems Biology Research Approaches

PAR-16-131, RFA-CA-15-014
U01 & U54

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund a new Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) through multiple Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to promote systems biology approaches to cancer research. 

Integrating around a team of multi-disciplined investigators, the CSBC Research Centers are expected to utilize the tools of systems biology to develop a comprehensive research program in cancer biology. Employment of novel computational tools and mathematical models should result in new mechanistic insights and hypotheses that are beyond the scope of normal intuition. Equally important is the validation or testing of the models in an appropriate biological setting. The CSBC initiative is intended to further the field of cancer systems biology.

For all opportunities: Letter of Intent is due 30 days before application submission due date


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.