About StatFund.cancer.gov

Statfund.cancer.gov provides information for statisticians with an interest in NIH funding.  It pulls together information for new and seasoned applicants in the Funding Opportunities and Application Procedures sections. NIH application policies and the list of funding opportunities are updated frequently, so be sure to check back often.

In addition to information for applicants, there is information on currently funded statistical methodology grants within the Surveillance Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. This Statistical Grant Portfolio consists of about 100 funded projects in biostatistics. These projects are related to areas of research that NCI is currently emphasizing, including cancer treatment, etiology, epidemiology, cancer prevention, outcomes research, dietary assessment, and cancer surveillance. The Portfolio represents a wide range of cancer research projects on statistical topics, such as survival analysis, generalized linear models, sequential analysis, and Bayesian inference. Statistical methods in this portfolio allow for interpretation of research results across the full spectrum of the cancer control continuum, from prevention, detection, and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.

Many, but not all, of NCI's statistical methods grants are funded through this Statistical Grants Portfolio. Statistical methodology grants are increasingly residing in portfolios across the NCI and across the NIH. The Biostatistical Methods and Research Design (BMRD) Study Section   reviewed most of the statistical methodology grants in this portfolio.  BMRD is the only study section devoted entirely to statistical methods and applications.  Statistical methodology grants with a large substantive area contribution to a single disease or topic are often reviewed in subject-matter study sections.

Established for the extramural statistical research community, statfund.cancer.gov pulls together much of the relevant information about the funding mechanisms and opportunities at NIH, whether for statistical methods, applications, or training. 

Download the fact sheet, Statfund.cancer.gov (PDF).