Coordinating Center for Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)(U24)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Coordinating Center for the Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet). The BETRNet is an NCI program established to address the rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in the United States and to energize this field of research. Specifically, the program seeks a better understanding of the biology of esophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor lesion, Barrett’s esophagus, as the foundation for validated preventive measures that would improve patient management. BETRNet will include three to four multi-institutional trans-disciplinary Research Centers (to be supported by a companion FOA, RFA-CA-16-006) and a single Coordinating Center (to be supported by this FOA). The main function of the Coordinating Center is to integrate and facilitate trans-disciplinary research across the BETRNet program focusing on the following main areas: network interactions and collaborations, participation in the patient registry-virtual biorepository, and participation in cross-BETRNet pilot projects. A goal of the patient registry-virtual biorepository is to function as a centralized shared resource for the entire program to advance research in this area.

An applicant institution may submit only one application in response to this FOA.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: April 12, 2016
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 23, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): May 23, 2016

RFA-CA-16-007 Expiration Date May 24, 2016

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Amount Description

Application budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project but must not exceed $250,000 per year in direct costs.

The total project period for an application submitted in response to this FOA may not exceed 5 years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean/chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* NIH Biosketch

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

April 12, 2016

External Deadline

May 23, 2016