Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement to Support Health Policy Research in Cancer Prevention and Control

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Notice is to encourage currently funded NCI extramural investigators to apply for administrative supplements to support cancer-related policy research including empirical evaluation of policy or evaluation of policy implementation or dissemination methods.

The goals of these administrative supplements on cancer-related health policy are to: 1) generate new or utilize secondary data that operationalize policies hypothesized to affect cancer control at the geographic, provider, patient, and/or temporal level; 2) examine the effects of existing policies and/or simulate the potential effects of new policies, with an emphasis on understanding health disparities by examining differential impacts on disadvantaged groups; 3) identify effective community-engaged strategies for dissemination or implementation of evidence to inform policymaking.

  • Application Due Date: Submissions must be received by April 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization for FY 2023 funding. The NOSI will expire April 22, 2023.


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Areas of Interest

For purposes of this NOSI, we have identified two areas of focus. 

Option 1: Empirical analysis of associations between cancer-related health policies and outcomes. 

Projects can propose to generate and analyze data on federal or state policies that impact cancer control including, but not limited to, broad legislation or regulations that impact eligibility for publicly subsidized health insurance, premium cost of private insurance, health insurance benefit design, provider reimbursement, cost sharing, or healthcare financing. Outcomes of interest include, but are not limited to, cancer-related healthcare access, utilization, quality, total or out-of-pocket expenditure, financial hardship, quality of life, patient care experience, and survival.

Option 2: Community-engaged dissemination or implementation (D&I) research.

Projects can leverage community partnerships (e.g., with cancer control coalitions, community-based organizations, state health departments, etc.) to advance the dissemination of scientific evidence to inform the development of policies that will positively impact health, to disseminate evidence on health policies known to be effective in promoting cancer control, or to study implementation of an evidence-based cancer control policy in a new context relevant to community needs. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 21, 2023