Request for Grant Applications: COVID-19 Impacts on Disparities Across the Cancer Control Continuum

March 30, 2021

Award Level: Seed Projects (up to $45,000 in direct costs for 4 months)
Application Due Date: April 19, 2021 by 9:00 AM
Anticipated Award Date: May 1, 2021
Duration of Award: May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Sponsor: University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass Boston) – Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) Comprehensive Partnership to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54) Grant 

This RFA is for seed projects which specifically focus on disparities in cancer control—from the clinic to the community—that have been created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are interested in applications that focus on the impact of COVID-19 on disparities across the cancer control continuum including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. These are for high-risk high-reward early stage science with no preliminary data needed.

The UMB – DF/HCC Partnership aims to develop strong cancer research programs to understand the reasons behind the significant cancer disparities and related impact of cancer on underserved communities and socio-economically disadvantaged population groups. For more information about the Partnership, visit 

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