Minority/Underserved Recruitment Initiative: A Pilot Grant Program For Improved Outreach & Accrual

Awards are made from this pilot grant program to foster improved representation of under-resourced populations in cancer clinical trial accrual. Grants from the program are issued through a competitive, peer-reviewed process, and projects are funded for up to $50,000 (direct costs) and may be spent over a 1- or 2-year award period. Indirect costs are limited to a rate of 25%. The source of these funds is nonfederal.

Fundable project proposals should:

  • Establish infrastructure or test an intervention to improve access for underrepresented population(s);
  • Strive to remove structural barriers (e.g., policies, protocol-specific);
  • Be action-oriented and measurable (vs. descriptive);
  • Challenge and seek to shift current research or clinical practice paradigms;
  • Describe how the effort will be communicated to patients and other stakeholders;
  • Be scalable for potential application at sites across the NCTN/NCORP.

Not fundable: Any proposal which solely seeks validation of an existing problem.

Next deadline to apply: June 1, 2024

To be considered for a full application submission, please complete the Outline Template linked below and submit to [email protected] by June 1, 2024.

Outline Template

Outlines will be reviewed prior to inviting full application submissions.

NCORP Pilot Grant RFA

Hope Budget Template

NCORP Pilot Grant Application Form

The Error Correction Window is 48 hours from time of submission. Should the due date fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to next business day. In case of emergency situation or extreme weather, documentation of institutional closing should be sent along with application, which must be received by 5pm local time on the first business day that the institution is open. Late submissions will not be accepted but will be referred to the next award cycle.

If unknown, please contact [email protected]
Are you an individual SWOG member?
Direct Cost Up To $50,000; IDC Up To $12,500 (25%)
Please enter a number from 0 to 62500.
One or two-year project?
Please submit one (1) PDF with materials compiled in the order listed in the RFA.
Max. file size: 50 MB.

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And through a general research grant by Astellas & Pfizer, Inc.