Coordinating Center for Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR)(U24)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) is the National Cancer Institute (NCI) program to promote research aimed at evaluating and improving the cancer screening process. As a part of the reissued PROSPR program, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for a PROSPR U24 Coordinating Center. A companion FOA (RFA-CA-16-016) will support PROSPR UM1 Research Centers.

The overall goal for the PROSPR Research Centers is to enhance understanding of the implementation and effects of screening as practiced in multiple healthcare environments in the United States.

The intent of this FOA is to fund a single Coordinating Center that will support a network of three PROSPR Research Centers (PRCs; one each focused on cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer). Specifically, the Coordinating Center will facilitate the development of common measures across cancer types for (1) system-level factors that may impact the cancer screening process, and (2) quality of screening. It will also coordinate PROSPR network research projects that include more than one cancer type. Finally, the Coordinating Center will be responsible for developing and implementing a process for PROSPR data access and sharing with qualified investigators outside of the PROSPR network.

Applicant organizations may submit only one application in response to this FOA.


  • Duke Internal: November 28, 2016
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): January 9, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): February 9, 2017

RFA-CA-16-017 Expiration Date February 10, 2017

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Amount Description

Applications are limited to a total of $1 million per year in direct costs.

A project period of 5 years must be proposed.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please submit the following information to by Monday, November 28th.

1.      NIH style biosketch for the applicant

2.      2 page description of project and draft budget justification.

Applications will be reviewed by the DCI’s Scientific Review Committee and applicants will be notified of the review outcome no later than Dec. 14th.

Internal Deadline

November 28, 2016

External Deadline

February 9, 2017