Research Management Group (RMG)

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) (R35) PAR-17-494
Internal Vetting Process Instructions

Dr. Beverly Mitchell, the Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, has established the following vetting process for all Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) faculty interested in applying for this NCI OIA Award.


The internal deadline has passed for 2017. This webpage is for your reference only.


Although the number of applications per institution is not limited, applications must be vetted locally and a two page letter of recommendation is required. Institutional support for the faculty member's efforts is also mandated.

Dr. Mitchell will set up an internal review committee to review potential applications, which will be judged on the basis of a NIH biosketch with current funding and a 1-2 page outline of background and specific aims for a proposal.



Stanford Cancer Institute internal vetting process deadline: Oct. 12, 2017, 5 p.m. (see the internal vetting process guidelines below)
Notification of selection and to proceed with a letter of intent: Oct. 18, 2017
NIH letter of intent deadline: October 28, 2017
Application receipt deadline: November 28, 2017


Amount of funding: This R35 award will provide up to $600,000 direct costs per year for up to 7 years

Eligibility: In respnse to concerns about sustainable funding for productive investigators, the NCI has reissued an award for institutions to nominate applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria:


By  Oct. 12, 2017, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file (File name: Last name_NCI_OIA.pdf ) containing the following in the order listed below to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Stanford Cancer Institute

File name: Last name_NCI_OIA.pdf

1) NCI Outstanding Investigator Award PAR-17-494
PI name, title, department, email address
1-2 page outline of background and specific aims for a proposal

2) NIH Biosketch with current and recent funding

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