NCI National Clinical Trials Network - Network Lead Academic Participating Sites (UG1)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from institutions/organizations that propose to maintain or establish Network Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS) for the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The NCTN Network LAPS will provide scientific leadership by helping to develop and conduct clinical trials in association with one or more adult Network Groups and will contribute substantial accrual to clinical trials conducted across the entire NCTN.

The NCTN Program supports the following clinical trials infrastructure components through individual awards made under the respective FOAs indicated below:

NCTN - Network Group Operations Centers under RFA-CA-17-056 (U10)

NCTN - Network Group Statistics and Data Management Centers under RFA-CA-17-057 (U10)

NCTN - Canadian Collaborating Clinical Trials Network under RFA-CA-17-058 (U10)

NCTN - Network Lead Academic Participating Sites under RFA-CA-17-059 (UG1) - this FOA - Jeffrey Crawford of Oncology will submit a competing renewal for this funding opportunity.

NCTN - Network Radiotherapy & Imaging Core Services Center under RFA-CA-17-060 (U24

NCTN-Network Group Integrated Translational Science Centers under RFA-CA-17-061 (UG1)

Each applicant organization may submit only one application.


  • Please email Anastasia Maddox in ORS by November 20 if you intend to submit to this funding opportunity.
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): December 19, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): January 19, 2018

RFA-CA-17-059 Expiration Date January 20, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible institution/organization for the purposes of this application is defined as an academic hospital and/or academic clinic program providing direct medical care to patients that is considered one integral organizational entity under a single financial management system and governance structure. Academic centers for this application are distinguished from large medical centers whose primary mission is patient care. In addition to patient care, academic centers have comprehensive medical training programs and have preclinical laboratories that perform basic research.

Hospitals, clinics, military or Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals or treatment facilities, and health care organizations that may provide services in collaboration with the applicant institution in a network, but which are not an integral component of the academic organization under a single financial management system and governance structure that comprises the applicant institution (i.e., Network Lead Academic Participating Site consisting of an academic center and its essential components) may not be considered part of the academic institution. These other organizations may be considered "affiliates" of the Network Lead Academic Participating Site and be included in the application under the "affiliate" designation only if the Network Lead Academic Participating Site will provide complete management services for the affiliate site related to enrollment of patients on NCTN trials.

An academic institution/organization for the purposes of this award cannot be a NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Community Site funded by the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP).



Amount Description

The requested budget must not exceed $1,500,000 in direct costs per year.

The total project period requested may not exceed 6 years.  

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 19, 2018