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CITEC research funds available for early cancer detection technologies used in medically underserved settings

Accepting Applications for 2024 Funding

On February 20, the Center for Innovation and Translation of Point-of-Care Technologies for Equitable Cancer Care (CITEC) announced its solicitation of 2-3 sub-awards for a total of $150,000 USD for early cancer detection technologies. CITEC targets low-resource settings globally and prioritizes point-of-care (POC) tests for enhanced cancer screening and diagnosis. The initiative seeks to support and accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies to improve the early detection of pre-cancer and cancer in low-resource settings globally.

CITEC Accelerated Cancer Detection Technology Awards & Timeline

CITEC will support improvements to POC technologies for early cancer detection. The CITEC solicitation prioritizes support for POC tests to improve screening, early detection and diagnosis of pre-cancers and early cancers that arise in epithelial tissues in organ sites accessible for early detection, because this is where point-of-care technologies can have the most immediate impact. High-priority organ sites include the uterine cervix, gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, anus), and oral cavity. Priority will be given to platform technologies with the potential for more than one organ site.

Key Dates for Application and Anticipated Award Deadlines

Key Solicitation Activities


Expressions of Interest Due Date

March 31, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Invitations for Full Proposals Sent

April 29, 2024

Full Proposals Due

June 3, 2024, 5 pm EST

Notification of Successful Applicants

August 5, 2024

Funds Awarded (anticipated)

Approximately 60 days following notifications of successful application

CITEC will accept inquiries related to its solicitation via email to Amanda Trevizo, Program Manager for CITEC, with the subject “Solicitation CITEC.” For the official solicitation, please click here.


POCTRN Unveils Six New Funding Opportunities to Propel Point-of-Care Technologies


In a stride towards fostering groundbreaking advancements in healthcare technology, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering's Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (NIBIB's POCTRN) program announces six exciting new funding opportunities.


POCTRN is actively seeking applications from both academic and industry innovators who are spearheading transformative developments in point-of-care technologies. This call for applications encompasses a diverse range of areas, including but not limited to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), cancer detection, emerging infectious diseases in low-resource settings, and addressing challenges related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.


Each center offers unique awards, with the potential for funding reaching up to $150,000. Successful applicants may also receive 12 months of in-kind support services.

To learn more about this opportunity and understand the application process, visit our website.


  • Expressions of interest are due at 11:59 PM on March 31, 2024.

  • Apply today and join us in revolutionizing the landscape of point-of-care technologies.



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