29 February 2012

Early-Stage Innovative Technology Development for Cancer Research Program

The National Institutes of Health, also known as the NIH is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who is ultimately responsible for the continued financial support and the majority of nations of biomedical and health.

Programs and NIH grants are designed to contribute to fulfilling its primary mission agency that is to "seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of this knowledge to improve health, prolong life and reduce the burden of disease and disability. "

Consistent with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has cooperated with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to build early-stage innovative technology development program for cancer research, according to which both agencies say seeking grant applications to express intentions to conduct exploratory sponsored research projects that focus on early development and unique, cutting-edge technological advances that would probably be used in the discipline of cancer.

Research studies that are covered by this program could also focus on new technologies, which means includes the kind of technologies that have just opened or discovered, and which have not yet been tested or evaluated. In this regard, the NIH and NCI wants the candidates and interviewers to explore these technologies, with the most probable point of making them better and more effective.

In this regard, the organizers of the program requires applicants to get their attention on research studies that have a high level of technical invention with a couple potential large enough to have significant impact and inquiries concerning current and future molecular and cellular basis of cancer.

If successful, the final objective of these projects will lead to the drastic improvement in the field of cancer biology, including disease prevention, treatment, diagnosis, control, and epidemiology .

The National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute will administer the funds in the amount of five million dollars to revive the project and follow it through to the end.

Affiliations and institutions that will be able to submit suggestions and requests under this program are:

a) The higher education institutions such as public / state controlled institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education

b) Hispanic-serving institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally controlled universities and Universities (TCCUs), the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-care institutions

c) non-profit organizations other than institutions of continuing education

d) non-profit organizations such as small businesses

e) The state governments, county governments, municipal governments or township, special district governments, Indian / Native American tribal governments (federally recognized) and Indian / Native American tribal governments (apart from the federal government recognized)

f) The independent school districts, public housing or Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal managers), religious or community associations and regional organizations.