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Frequency Asked Questions

 

Can the FLEX program be used to fund COVID 19 research?

The FLEX program seeks to promote all areas of cancer research. COVID-19 related projects will only be considered if they directly add to the understanding of cancer or the development of treatments for cancer patients.

 

Can extramural PIs submit an application?
No, this award program is solely for those in NCI's intramural program.


Can I apply to more than one of the five awards?
Yes, a CCR PI may submit an application as the lead PI to each of the four award categories.

 

Can I submit more than one LOI per award category?
No, you can only submit one LOI as the lead PI for each award type. However, you can be listed as a co-PI or collaborator on more than one LOI to the same award.


Can I submit an application if I received an award last year?

Yes, any CCR PI may submit an application as the lead PI to each of the award categories.

 

What is the difference between co-PI/collaborator?
A co-PI may receive funds through the FLEX mechanism, provided that they are CCR or DCEG (for the CCR-DCEG Award). A non-CCR or DCEG PI should be listed as a co-PI if they will make major contributions to the research program, however, they can not receive FLEX funds for this work.  A collaborator may not receive funds.

 

Who do I list as key personnel?
In this section, you should add those members of the team that are essential to carry out the work. They may serve as a Co-PI, collaborator, or team member.

Co-PI
For those that are considered to be a co-PI (see above), make sure to select "Co-PI" for the role.

  • For the synergy award, you must list one additional CCR PI as a co-PI.
  • For the Basic-Translational-Clinical Axis Award, please list members of the team that are co-PIs. All must be from the CCR.
  • For the CCR-DCEG Award, you must list one DCEG PI as a co-PI.
  • Any non-CCR or DCEG PI (if listed for an award other than the CCR-DCEG Award) should be listed as a co-PI if they will make major contributions to the research program, however, they can not receive FLEX funds for this work.

Other role
In this field, enter a term such as collaborator or team member.


Are there limits to the size of a “team”?

A team must have at least 2 PIs. One of the PIs must be in CCR (lead). There is no maximum.

 

CCR Synergy and Basic-Translational-Clinical Axis Awards - is it required that both PIs be in the CCR?
Yes

Who is the team coordinator for the Synergy and Basic-Translational-Clinical Axis Awards?
The lead CCR PI who is submitting the application is the Team Coordinator.


Who is the team coordinator for the CCR-DCEG Award?

The lead CCR PI who is submitting the application is the Team Coordinator.


What is the review process?

FLEX Programs projects will be selected in a two-stage open competition.

First, the CCR Science Board will review and score all LOIs. Then, ~20% of LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The CCR Science Board will then rank and score all full applications. The committee will then submit their recommendations for meritorious projects to the CCR Director (CCR and DCEG Directors in the case of the DCEG Award).


If I am awarded funding, will I get more lab space?
No, it is expected that additional personnel can be accommodated within existing laboratory space.

Last updated by Linnekin, Diana (NIH/NCI) [E] on Sep 02, 2020