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Posted: 4/18/2022

Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care Competitive Grant Program

The American Cancer Society and Pfizer Global Medical Grants are collaborating to offer a new competitive grant opportunity focused on addressing systemic race-related barriers that contribute to disparities in outcomes among Black men and women with cancer.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is more comprehensive than the collaborative RFP released by Pfizer and ACS on June 11 focused on Prostate Cancer Disparities. This new opportunity is not specific to one cancer type. Proposals should identify and address systemic race-related barriers and disparities in the delivery of care that impact outcomes regardless of cancer type. At a time when racism is at the center of our national conversation, we must aspire to reduce disparities and strive for equity in the delivery of cancer care. In order to accelerate the timeline for this RFP, Letters of Intent are not requested. Full proposals are required for all submissions.

The intent of this grants program is to support quality improvement projects that reduce systemic barriers and address disparities in the delivery of cancer care impacting outcomes for Black men and women facing cancer.

It is expected that projects are built on the foundation of an evidencebased approach and the proposed research/evaluation plan will follow generally accepted scientific principles. During review, the intended outcome(s) of the project will be given careful consideration and projects with the maximum likelihood to directly impact patient care for Black patients across multiple cancer types and those that may be scaled or replicated will be given high priority.

The intent of the collaboration is to support proposals addressing systemic disparities along the continuum of cancer care.

This RFP intends to support quality improvement initiatives. It is not our intent to support clinical or health services research projects.

Full Proposal due date: September 10, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope United States

  • US health care institutions, large and small; public health organizations; community-based organizations and other organizations working to address cancer disparities.
  • If any component of a proposed project includes activities certified for CME/CE credit, the accredited organization providing the credit must be the requesting organization on the grant
Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to a total of $400,000 to include both direct and indirect costs for the two-year project period will be considered.

Funding Type