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Funding Opportunities

Check back frequently to learn about emerging energy balance-related funding opportunities! 

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas 

Core Facility Support Awards (CFSA)

Multi-Investigator Research Awards (MIRA)

American Cancer Society (ACS)

ACS Extramural Grants

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards

Texas Medical Center (TMC)

Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Program-Guidelines

Federal Grants

  • Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity

Because obesity has been observed to be associated with increased incidence and mortality of certain cancers, including postmenopausal breast, pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal cancer, among others, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will participate in this initiative. The NCI believes it is particularly important to foster research to identify effective interventions for prevention and treatment of obesity, including novel energy intake and expenditure modalities that alter body weight and/or composition in certain subpopulations of cancer patients and those at high risk for cancer. Thus, the types of research applications which NCI is interested in supporting include pilot human intervention studies utilizing bioactive components (e.g., tea polyphenols, calcium), or variation in diet composition or dietary pattern strategies that evaluate weight change in populations of interest to NCI. Such populations might include individuals with a genetic propensity for cancer as well as those with cancer or those at risk for recurrence of cancer. Studies that target ethnic and minority populations are also encouraged. NCI is also interested in pilot intervention studies that examine the influence of weight loss/control on cancer related biomarkers.

  • Pre-Application for Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program
  • Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program
  • Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival 
  • Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation 
  • Testing Intervention for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
  • Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
  • National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications 
  • Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research

Upcoming Events

October 15, 2015
Energy Balance Journal Club
The Clash of the Diets, Mediterranean versus Low-Fat: Which is more Effective for Breast Cancer Prevention?
Shannon Armbruster, MD
12:00-1:00 p.m.
CPB 8 (room 6)
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