Peer Reviewed Cancer
Released: August 2, 2022
Department of Defense
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22)
The FY22 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) to support innovative, high-impact cancer research. The managing agent for the anticipated funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
The PRCRP 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. The FY22 PRCRP 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.
Congressionally Directed Topic Areas: The FY22 PRCRP appropriation will provide funds for research into cancers not addressed in the other CDMRP cancer programs (https://cdmrp.army.mil/researchprograms). To be considered for funding, applications for the FY22 PRCRP must address at least one of the FY22 PRCRP Topic Areas as directed by Congress. Research applications in the areas of breast, kidney, lung, prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, and rare cancer or melanoma are prohibited and will not be accepted. The inclusion of the individual rare cancer research program shall not prohibit the PRCRP from funding the below-mentioned cancers or cancer subtypes that may be rare by definition.
The FY22 PRCRP Topic Areas are:
1Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its original location to another place in the body, representing what is known as stage III and stage IV cancer diagnoses. While recent research has revealed that there is a genetic basis for susceptibility or resistance to metastasis, more research is needed to develop a comprehensive understanding of this complex process.
2The National Cancer Institute definition of adolescents and young adults (https://www.cancer.gov/types/aya) includes persons between 15–39 years of age. Cancers studied under this Topic Area should be within the scope of the congressional language and the intent of the program announcement(s). Research should be targeted toward children (ages 0–14 years), adolescents (ages 15–24 years), and/or young adults (ages 25–39 years).
The FY22 PRCRP Military Health Focus Areas are listed below:
It is central to the vision and mission of the PRCRP that applications address how the proposed research is related to military health, mission readiness, and the cancer health needs of both deployed and non-deployed military personnel, their dependents, Veterans, and other military beneficiaries (i.e., family members of retirees). The FY22 PRCRP requires all applications to answer at least one of the following Military Health Focus Areas:
- Environmental/exposure risk factors associated with cancer
- Gaps in cancer research that may affect mission readiness:
- Gaps in cancer prevention, early detection/diagnosis, prognosis, and/or treatment that may affect the general population but have a particularly profound impact on the health and well-being of military Service Members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries
- Gaps in quality of life and/or survivorship that may affect the general population but have a particularly profound impact on the health and well-being of military Service Members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries
FY22 PRCRP Overarching Challenges
The PRCRP has developed a strategy to address multiple issues in cancer research over the spectrum of different cancer topics considered for funding. These Overarching Challenges are critical gaps in cancer research, care, and/or patient outcomes that, if addressed, will advance the mission readiness of U.S. military members affected by cancer and will improve quality of life by decreasing the burden of cancer on Service Members, their families, Veterans, and the American public. To reference the PRCRP Overarching Challenges see https://cdmrp.army.mil/prcrp.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Behavioral Health Science Award||Independent investigator with a faculty-level appointment (or equivalent).||
|Career Development Award – Scholar Option||
PI: Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent), on tenure track (or equivalent) and within 7 years after completion of their terminal degree (excluding time spent in residency or on family medical leave) by the time of the application submission deadline.
Career Guide: Investigators at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent); must have a proven publication and funding record in cancer research.
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 PRCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Tuesday, August 2, 2022