Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R01 & R21)

| Interdisciplinary Research Funding



United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)


For the R01:

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The maximum project period is 5 years

For the R21:

Upper  $200,000 USD

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.The maximum project period is 2 years.


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum, from prevention, early detection,diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, to end of life. Applications to this FOA should utilize one or more of the following analytic approaches, methods, and data sources, including but not limited to social media data mining, Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, online social network analysis, crowd sourcing research tools (e.g., mTurk), online search data, Ecological Momentary Assessment, neuroscience and biobehavioral approaches to communication, and geographic information systems. Studies should assess outcomes related to cancer prevention and control (e.g., knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, perceived risk, decision making in screening and treatment, information inequalities, social support, shared decision making, persuasion, caregiving, behavioral intentions, preventive behaviors, and policy support, among others).

Upcoming Deadlines

11 Oct 2016 (Confirmed) – Application (Sponsor deadline – required)

13 Jun 2017 (Confirmed) – Application (Sponsor deadline – required)

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