Request for applications for transdisciplinary research on energetics and cancer

The overall purpose of the National Cancer Institute’s Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative is to foster transdisciplinary research in nutrition, physical activity, energy balance, and cancer.  The initiative continues to emphasize collaboration across diverse disciplines such as behavior science, physiology and metabolism, sociology, communications, geography, psychology, kinesiology, nutrition, biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and other diverse disciplines.  However, the initiative now has expanded into other research areas including cancer survivorship, childhood obesity, genomics, and environmental aspects of obesity that include use of tools such as geospatial analysis.  The TREC program includes emphasis on testing and integrating behavior change theories, addressing challenges in survivor populations, performing systems analysis, using animal and human studies in diverse research designs, and expanding the application of biological markers to inform behavioral-based research.  

The Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center will consider applications for developmental projects that promote research priorities within the center, and across the center. This resource is designed to:

  1. Support the ability of TREC partners to work on projects of mutual interest
  2. Facilitate collaboration, beyond what was originally proposed in the parent TREC application and projects that may be instrumental in enhancing cross-collaborations 

Although the financial plans of the NCI are to provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this announcement are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.   It is anticipated that up to two awards per center may be available this year.

Deadline to submit letters of intent: November 16, 2012 by 5:00pm. 

Please see the specific RFA for applications for projects within the center, or across centers.