Cancer Education Grants Program

The National Cancer Institute, more frequently known as NCI, is an agency operating within the National Institutes of Health that is largely responsible for conducting and supporting research studies, training courses, health info dissemination, and other activities that are linked with the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, and cancer survivorship.

The National Cancer Institute has developed the Cancer Education Grants Programme wherein it tries to financially support cutting edge academic efforts that would make a contribution to the reduction of cancer incidences, morbidity and mortality rates; as well as the improvement of the quality of life of surviving cancer patients and those who are receiving end of life care.

The Cancer Education Grants Program has been existent since the year 1994 and has long been providing support to innovative cancer education grants programme that intend to translate the knowledge obtained from the research studies into actual public health applications.

The programme is exclusively meant for biomedical researchers, health professionals, dental, medical, nursing, and a number of other health professional students, including graduate and undergraduate scholars; and members of the lay community.

The NCI will supply $6,000 for the chosen partakers, so as to cover the costs of their participation in short term research experience programs, which routinely lasts for six weeks, consisting of 15 40-hour weeks.

The National Institutes of Health together with The National Cancer Institute has worked hard to make this project happen and consequently, they are working just as hard in order to make it a success, which is why they are set to administer multiple grants with an overall budget adding up to $300,000.

The participants that will be permitted to submit an application under the Cancer Education Grants Program are those that represent the following:

a) Higher Education Institutions such as Public/State Controlled Institutions of Further Education and Non-public Establishments of Higher Education

b) Hispanic-serving Establishments, Historically Black Colleges and Colleges (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska Local and Native Hawaiian Serving Establishments

c) Nonprofit organizations aside from establishments of further education

d) For-Profit Setups like Smaller Companies

e) State Governments, County Governments, City or Township Governments, Special District Governments, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognised), and Indian/Indigenous American Tribal Governments (Aside from Federally Recognized)

f) Independent College Districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American Tribal Affiliations (apart from Federally recognized tribal governments), Faith-based or Community-based Associations, and Regional Organizations.