Released: November 3, 2021
Department of Defense
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)
Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22)
The FY22 Defense Appropriations Bill has not been signed into law. Although FY22 funds have not yet been appropriated for the BCRP, the BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
The FY22 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding for the BCRP to support innovative, high-impact research with clinical relevance that will accelerate progress to end breast cancer for Service Members, Veterans, and the general public. The managing agent for the anticipated program announcements/funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
The BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY22 BCRP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcements are released.
Applications submitted to the FY22 BCRP must address one or more of the following overarching challenges:
- Prevent breast cancer (primary prevention)
- Identify determinants of breast cancer initiation, risk, or susceptibility
- Distinguish deadly from non-deadly breast cancers
- Conquer the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment
- Identify what drives breast cancer growth; determine how to stop it
- Identify why some breast cancers become metastatic
- Determine why/how breast cancer cells lie dormant for years and then re-emerge; determine how to prevent lethal recurrence
- Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective, less toxic, and impact survival
- Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Breakthrough Award||Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
The following are general descriptions, although not all-inclusive, of the scope of research projects that would be appropriate to propose under each funding level:
Funding Levels 1 and 2
Funding Levels 3 and 4
Funding Level 1
Funding Level 1 – Partnering PI Option
Funding Level 2
Funding Level 2 – Partnering PI Option
Funding Level 2 – Population Science and Prevention Studies
Funding Level 2 – Population Science and Prevention Studies – Partnering PI Option
Funding Level 3
Funding Level 3 – Partnering PI Option
Funding Level 4 and Funding Level 4 – Partnering PI Option
|Era of Hope Scholar Award||Independent, non-mentored investigators within 6 years of their last training position as of the application submission deadline (excluding time spent on family medical leave). Examples of training positions include postdoctoral fellowship, medical residency, and clinical fellowship.||
|Innovator Award||Associate Professor or above (or equivalent)||
|Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final funding opportunity announcements that will be available for downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Submission deadlines are not available until the funding opportunity announcements are released. For email notification when announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org. For more information about the BCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Tuesday, January 4, 2022