NCI Awardee Skills Development Consortium: Program Logistics and Evaluation Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This U24 funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is a part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiative to establish the "NCI Awardee Skills Development Consortium (NASDC)."  The overarching goal of this initiative is to provide opportunities for current NCI grantees, especially those who are junior faculty (e.g., assistant professors, instructors, research scientists, or equivalent), to enhance their skills in areas that are critical for establishing and maintaining successful independent academic cancer research careers.

This U24 FOA solicits applications for a Coordinating Center to address the NASDC logistics and evaluation needs in serving the NASDC Research Education Short Courses that will be supported by a companion UE5 FOA (RFA-CA-19-010). 

The various logistic and evaluation activities and roles of the U24 NASDC Coordinating Center include, but are not limited to, working together with the UE5 Research Education Short Course awardees on advertising the NASDC Short Courses and recruiting participants; providing logistic support during course implementation; arranging periodic NASDC Steering Committee in-person meetings and teleconferences and preparing summary minutes; and assuming a primary role in the evaluation of the NASDC Courses and overall program.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): March 1, 2019
  • Application Due Date(s): April 1, 2019

RFA-CA-19-011 Expiration Date April 2, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

 Note: Institutions applying for the UE5 NASDC award under the companion FOA RFA-CA-19-010 are welcome to also apply for the U24 award under this FOA.

Individual(s) designated as PD(s)/PI(s) on applications submitted to this FOA are expected to be senior faculty with successful track records of providing collaborative leadership in the organization, management, and evaluation of large educational programs involving multiple institutions and drawing participants from a national audience.

While an institution may submit applications in response to this U24 FOA and its companion UE5 FOA, RFA-CA-19-010, an individual designated as a PD/PI (or one of multiple PD(s)/PI(s)) on a U24 application submitted in response to this FOA must not be also designated as a PD/PI (or one of multiple PDs/PIs) on an application submitted in response to RFA-CA-19-010.



        Amount Description

        Application budgets are limited to $440,000 in direct costs per year.

        Applicants should request a project period of 3 years.

            Funding Type



            Junior Faculty
            Women and minorities encouraged


            Curriculum Development
            Medical - Basic Science
            Medical - Clinical Science
            Social Sciences

            External Deadline

            April 1, 2019