The Metastasis Research Network (MetNet): MetNet Research Projects (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Metastasis Research Network (MetNet) is a collection of U54 Research Centers that support using systems-level approaches to understand pressing questions in metastasis. The overall goal of the MetNet is to advance our understanding of metastasis as a whole body, systems-level problem to develop a comprehensive and cohesive picture of the processes involved. Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the NCI invites applications for MetNet Research Projects. These Research Projects should be defined as discrete entities that use systems-level approaches to address gaps and opportunities in metastasis research to integrate into the MetNet and complement ongoing research across the Network.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): Nov. 9, 2022; June 20, 2023; Oct 23, 2023; June 20, 2024; Oct 23, 2024; June 20, 2025

PAR-22-234 Expiration Date June 21, 2025

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to a maximum of $500,000 in direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Project periods of up to 5 years may be proposed.

    Funding Type





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

    External Deadline

    June 20, 2024