GMaP Resources

GMaP Region 4 Resources

“Over its 14 year history, GMaP Region 4 provided the following programs: 

  • Travel Awards to support trainee travel to scholarly meetings. 170 awards were funded over the lifetime of the program, approximately $127,000 in support. The Travel Award program has been highly successful in facilitating networking, exposure to new research ideas, and the discovery of peer and senior mentors. 

  • Research Stimulus Awards were created to support researchers who found themselves adjusting their research and career development plans greatly due to the pandemic. Scholars identified the need for a small award to assist in finding new information with the potential to inform a larger grant application as preliminary findings and other items. 29 awards of $1000-$1500 were funded, approximately $37,000. 

  • Pilot Awards – 11 awards of $5,000-$10,000, approximately $62,500. Pilot awards were offered to generate feasibility data for larger research/education projects for early stage investigators in GMaP Region 4 focused on Cancer and Cancer Health Disparities (CHD) research. 

  • Expert Grant Review - This award provided New Investigators and Early Stage Investigators who are applying for funding awards with feedback from senior researchers. Eight reviews conducted resulting in 3 K01s funded, 2 R01s funded, 1 K08 and 1 R01 not funded, and 1 R01 under review. 

  • Regional Communications about Current Research and Training Opportunities were sent out via monthly e-blasts to our listserv of over 900 members.  

  • Networking - Formal and informal network opportunities were made available with peers, senior scientists, Program Directors at NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Events occurred at national meetings and/or local events as available. 

Other Resources


  • CURE is an acronym for Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) and encompasses the diversity training funding mechanisms offered by NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Click HERE or below for more information. 
  • CURE Fact Sheet [PDF]