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FY14 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Therapeutic Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 1, 2014
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,500,000 in direct costs.
  • More cost-effective studies not requesting the full funding amount are encouraged.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application: May 13, 2014
Application: August 20, 2014
Therapeutic Idea Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 1, 2014
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application: May 13, 2014
Application: August 20, 2014

FY14 Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 31, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $400,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application: May 13, 2014
Application: August 28, 2014

FY14 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Era of Hope Scholar Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 28, 2014
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $2.5 million (M) in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): August 1, 2014
Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: August 15, 2014
Application: August 15, 2014
Innovator Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 28, 2014
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $5M in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Nomination): May 14, 2014
Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: August 15, 2014
Invited Application: August 15, 2014
Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 28, 2014 Applications may be submitted under one of the following funding levels:
Funding Level 1:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $350,000 in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Funding Level 2:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $700,000 in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Both Funding Levels:
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 14, 2014
Application: May, 28 2014
Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4 Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 28, 2014 Applications may be submitted under one of the following funding levels:
Funding Level 3:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $2.5M in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
Funding Level 4:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $10M in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
Both Funding Levels:
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): May 14, 2014
Invited Application: August 15, 2014

FY14 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 14, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $240,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 3, 2014
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 17, 2014
Clinical Exploration Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 14, 2014 Clinical Trials
  • Maximum funding of $450,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years
Correlative Studies
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 3, 2014
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 17, 2014
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 14, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $350,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 3, 2014
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 17, 2014

FY14 Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Investigator-Initiated Partnership Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $1.2M in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 4, 2014
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 3, 2014

FY14 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Translational Leverage Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 15, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.
Pre-Application: June 3, 2014
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2014
Application: August 27, 2014
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 15, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $450,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application: June 3, 2014
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2014
Application: August 27, 2014
Ovarian Cancer Academy Dean and Assistant Dean (Leadership) Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 15, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $1,200,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance of 5 years.
Pre-Application: June 3, 2014
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2014
Application: August 20, 2014
Ovarian Cancer Academy Award - Early-Career Investigator Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 15, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $725,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 5 years.
Pre-Application: June 3, 2014
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2014
Application: August 27, 2014
Pilot Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 15, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $225,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum funding of $300,000 for direct costs with a qualified nested Teal Postdoctoral Scholar (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.
Pre-Application: May 22, 2014
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2014
Application: August 20, 2014


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