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CPRCHD Mechanisms

The CPRCHD establishes its partnerships through two different mechanisms: the Feasibility Studies for Collaborative Interaction for Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership (P20), and the Comprehensive Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (U54).

New P20 and U54 applications are being accepted. Find the RFAs for the CPRCHD P20 and CPRCHD U54, which provide important information about partnership requirements, application guidelines, and deadlines.

P20

The P20 mechanism is designed to facilitate the planning and implementation of focused collaborations in one or more of the target areas of cancer-related research, training, career development, education, and/or outreach. It supports feasibility studies to assist researchers and faculties at institutions targeting underserved populations establish collaborative partnerships with the researchers and faculty of Cancer Centers (or other institutions with highly organized, integrated research efforts focused on cancer). Preliminary data from these studies can be used in the submission of specific competitive grant applications for support by NCI and/or other sources of peer-reviewed funding.

U54

The U54 mechanism supports the activities of a full, competitive, comprehensive partnership program known as the CPRCHD. The U54 mechanism is designed for institutions targeting underserved populations and Cancer Centers that have already conducted considerable prior planning and evaluation through the U56 mechanism and are ready to implement or have implemented their partnerships in inter-institutional cancer research projects, cancer training, outreach, and education.

If you are considering applying for a P20 or U54 to create an CPRCHD partnership, it is important to have an understanding of the CPRCHD goals and program structure, as well as an understanding of about the CPRCHDs objectives and target areas.

U56 (Inactive)

The U56 mechanism was originally created as a first step for CPRCHD partnerships that needed time for planning and development prior to competing for the large, comprehensive partnership program through the U54. The U56 mechanism is being phased out, and no new applications are being accepted.

If you are considering applying for a P20 or U54 to create an CPRCHD partnership, it is important to have an understanding of the CPRCHD goals and program structure, as well as an understanding of about the CPRCHDs objectives and target areas.

Updated: 05/12/11