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Proposed Collection; 60-day Comment Request; NCI's Center for Cancer Training Application Form for Graduate Student Recruitment Program (NCI)

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the Start Printed Page 50714proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Dr. Ofelia Olivero, Chief Intramural Diversity Workforce Branch, Center for Cancer Training, NCI, 9609 2W108, Rockville, MD 20850 or call non-toll-free number (240)276-6890 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

Proposed Collection: NCI's Center for Cancer Training Application Form for Graduate Student Recruitment Program (CCT) (NCI), 0925-NEW—National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The Center for Cancer Training (CCT) is supporting NCI's goal of training cancer researchers for the 21st century. To support that goal, CCT created a Graduate Student Recruitment Program (GSRP) with the purpose of recruiting outstanding young scientists to postdoctoral positions at the NCI. The proposed information collection involves brief online applications completed by applicants to the full time and summer curriculum programs. This information is essential to the program to determine the eligibility and quality of potential selected individuals. The information is for internal use to make decisions about candidates invited to visit NCI and interview with scientist as potential postdoctoral trainees.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 225.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentFormEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses annually per respondentEstimated total annual burden hoursEstimated total annual burden hours
Student ApplicantsCCT Application10011100
ProfessorsReference Recommendation Letters300125/60125
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Dated: July 27, 2016.

Karla Bailey,

Project Clearance Liaison, National Cancer Institute, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2016-18294 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]