Organizations with Peer-Review Funding Systems

As described in the program announcement for P30 Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSG), eligibility to apply for a CCSG award and to meet the standards for formal CCSG research programs requires specific minimum levels of “peer-reviewed, funded research projects.” 

The NIH and all of the funding organizations listed below employ: 

  • A peer-review system that uses primarily external reviewers and is free of conflicts of interest
  • A ranking or rating system in the review process based on the scientific merit of the proposed research
  • A funding system based primarily on the peer review ranking or rating of the research application 

All funded, multi-year research projects from these organizations (excluding pilot projects and feasibility studies) may be counted toward the requirements noted above. In addition, these projects may receive support from CCSG shared resources.