Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NCI Cancer Nanotechnology Training Centers (CNTCs)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications for the development of Cancer Nanotechnology Training Centers (CNTCs) as a component of the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. In addition to the CNTCs, the Alliance will consist of the Centers for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs, as the core of the program infrastructure), platform projects (CNPPs), and a K99/00 career transition program. The CNTCs are designed to establish innovative research education programs supporting the development of a multi-disciplinary nanotechnology workforce capable of pursuing cancer research.

The proposed CNTCs should target graduate student and post-doctoral researchers of broad background (in medicine, biology, and other health sciences as well as in the physical sciences, chemistry, and engineering). The program of multi-disciplinary research education in cancer nanotechnology should be primarily focused on mentored laboratory-based training through participation in dedicated training research projects. In addition to funds for the training projects, CNTC awards may be used to support participants’ salaries for up to two years. Courses, seminars, and other forms of research education may also be included in the CNTC program. This funding opportunity is open to all qualified applicants regardless of whether or not they participated in the previous issuance of the Alliance program.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2009.  Letters of intent should be no more than 3 pages and should include 1) the types and scope of the anticipated mentored research education/training laboratory projects, and 2) courses, seminars and workshops proposed for development and how they will advance the goals of the Alliance.


Up to $400,000 (direct costs) per year for 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letters of intent due November 17, 2009. Proposals due December 17, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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