Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants are highly prestigious research grants awarded by the NCI through its Translational Research Program. SPORE grants promote collaborative, interdisciplinary translational cancer research.
- Focus on a specific organ site or on a group of closely related cancers
- Rapidly apply basic science findings to the clinic
- Determine the biological basis for observations made in individual patients or in populations at risk for cancer
- Must reach a human endpoint within the five-year funding period