Research Centers for Barretts Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)(U54)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CA-16-006
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
CFDA Number: 93.393
Eligible Applicants State governments
County governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: May 23, 2016
Award Ceiling: $900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Creation Date: Mar 17, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for multi-institutional, trans-disciplinary, translational Research Centers to serve as the main units of the Barretts Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet). The BETRNet is an NCI program established to address the rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in the United States and to energize this field of research. Specifically, the program seeks a better understanding of the biology of esophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor lesion, Barretts esophagus, as the foundation for validated preventive measures that would improve patient management. BETRNet will encompass three to four Research Centers (to be supported by this FOA) and a single Coordinating Center (to be supported by a companion FOA, RFA-CA-16-007). The Research Centers’ activities will be facilitated by the Coordinating Center in the following main areas: network interactions and collaborations, participation in the patient registry-virtual biorepository, and participation in cross-BETRNet pilot projects.A goal of the patient registry-virtual biorepository is to function as a centralized shared resource for the entire program to advance research in this area.



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