The National Institutes of Health, more commonly referred to as NIH, is a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that is primarily responsible for encouraging and supporting the nation's biomedical and health-related research studies.
The grants and initiatives of NIH are all specially designed to assist in the achievement of its fundamental agency mission which is to "seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."
In keeping with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has recently formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in an effort to constitute the Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities wherein both agencies intend to solicit grant application from various eligible researchers who are interested in conducing basic research studies regarding the biological causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities.
The funds that will be awarded under the program can be appropriately utilized to support pilot and feasibility studies, development and testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, and innovative mechanistic studies that seek examine the biological/genetic bases of cancer among disparities, specially among various racial and ethnic populations.
Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities
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