NCI Evaluation of Scientific Hypotheses

The National Cancer Institute supports biomedical research at universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research organizations. The Institute formally evaluates scientific hypotheses through a structured, competitive grants review process.

The booklet Everything You Wanted To Know About the NCI Grants Process But Were Afraid To Ask, which is available online on the NCI’s Grants Administration Branch Web page, provides a general description of the NCI grants process. This resource can be viewed and downloaded from on the Internet. U.S. residents can order this booklet through the NCI Publications Locator Web site at or by calling the NCI’s Cancer Information Service at 1–800–4–CANCER. For callers with TTY equipment, the number is 1–800–332–8615.

Information about the grants process of the NCI and other Institutes within the National Institutes of Health is also available on the NCI’s Web site. The Grant Application and Review Process Web page includes links to basic funding information, forms and instructions, specific grant mechanisms, and other related information. This Web page can be found at on the Internet. Grant application forms are only available online.

General inquiries about grants may be made by writing or sending an e-mail to the NIH’s Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources at:

Address: Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
Room 1040, MSC 7710
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda MD 20892–7710
Telephone: 301–435–0714
Fax: 301–480–0525
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