Coordinating Center for the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (U24) -- This FOA has been terminated

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces the termination of RFA-CA-15-015 entitled "Coordinating Center for the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (U24)". This termination is effective immediately.

This termination follows the decision to issue a single award intended for this FOA based on the completed evaluation of applications received in the first submission round.  As stated in RFA-CA-15-015, "If this award is made following the first submission round, the next submission round will be cancelled, i.e., the FOA will be terminated."

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund a new Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) that includes the U24 Coordinating Center (to be supported under this RFA-CA-15-015), U54 CSBC Research Centers (to be supported under companion RFA-CA-15-014), and other relevant research projects supported through the U01 funding mechanism. The CSBC initiative aims to address challenges of complexity in basic and translational cancer research through the use of experimental biology combined with in silico modeling, multi-dimensional data analysis, and systems engineering.  

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enhance and integrate the research conducted by individual CSBC awardees and the Physical Sciences in Oncology Network (PS-ON) by creating a CSBC/PS-ON Coordinating Center. The Coordinating Center is expected to focus on three activities: (1) the development of an integrative Resource Coordinating Hub, a curated resource of CSBC and PS-ON research output, (2) the Collaboration and Pilot Project Hub, a restricted fund for promotion of CSBC-led trans-consortium research projects, and (3) the Outreach Hub for promoting the research goals of the CSBC and PS-ON. In carrying out its role, the CSBC/PS-ON Coordinating Center will be expected to work with CSBC and PS-ON investigators, investigators in other relevant NIH programs as the scientific opportunities arise, and NCI program staff.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): October 20, 2015; August 9, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): November 20, 2015; September 9, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

​RFA-CA-15-015 Expiration Date New Date July 28, 2016 per issuance of NOT-CA-16-059. (Original Expiration Date: September 10, 2016)

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Amount Description

Applicants may request a budget of up to $750,000 per year (direct costs).

A project period of 5 years must be requested. 

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 9, 2016