Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How well does a Behavioral Research Program Foster Careers in Cancer Control Research?

01/01/2014

An outcome evaluation was conducted to determine how well a Behavioral Research Program-Small Grant Program succeeded in attracting behavioral scientists to the field of cancer control research and practice. The impact of receiving these grants was assessed by examining the characteristics of awardees, and comparing publication and professional activities among awardees and non-awardees.

Overall, the program played a major role in advancing the merging of behavioral and cancer control research by attracting the intended applicants, and having a measurable impact on the subsequent research careers of awardees. Awardees were more likely to publish scientific articles post award; however, the number of publications were similar between the awardees and non-awardees among those who published during the same time period. The faculty rankings among non-awardees were similar to that of the awardees. The evaluation findings are being used to refine program policies, objectives, and goals.

Report Title: Outcome Evaluation of the NCI/DCCPS Behavioral Research Program – Small Grant Program (BRP-SGP)
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: Discovery Logic Inc., a Thomson Reuters Company
Record ID: 9926 (December 15, 2011)

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