In June 2009, the National Cancer Institute approved reissuance of funds for the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative. The original TREC funding announcement was issued in 2005.
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Coordination Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer
(Limited Competition U01)
Application Receipt Date: February 26, 2010
NCI held a pre-application conference call in January, 2010 for prospective applicants. NCI Program and review staff members explained the goals and objectives for TREC, discussed the application peer review process, and answered grantee questions.
Pre-Application Questions and Answers
TREC U54 Research Centers Funding Opportunity Announcement
The Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (U54) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute is a component of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) program. The overall purpose of the reissued TREC program is to foster transdisciplinary research in nutrition, physical activity, energy balance, obesity, and cancer. To address this goal, this FOA solicits applications for TREC Research Centers.
This FOA is open to all qualified applicants regardless of whether or not they participated in the previous TREC issuance.
Link to the full U54 Research Centers announcement:
Link to NIH Shortened/Restructured Applications:
The TREC initiative fosters collaboration across multiple disciplines and encompasses projects that cover the biology, genomics, and genetics of energy balance to behavioral, socio-cultural, and environmental influences upon nutrition, physical activity, weight, energetics, and cancer risk. It provides training opportunities for new and established scientists who can carry out integrative research on energetics and energy balance. The TREC initiative complements NCIís energy balance research endeavors and efforts of the NIH Obesity Task Force.
NCI Board of Scientific Advisors TREC Reissuance – June 2009
Use the exact search term "NCI Board of Scientific Advisors June 2009"
Follow link and advance to 6:51:15 in the recording to view the TREC presentation.
TREC Initiative Midcourse Update – March 2009
Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD
Health Promotion Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program
The 2005 funded research centers for the NCI TREC initiative were:
The funded Coordination Center for the NCI Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer initiative is:
More information on the 2005 TREC initiative