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Released: September 22, 2010

Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2010

The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $150 million to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to support innovative, high-impact breast cancer research. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

The FY10 BCRP program announcement and application instructions for the following award mechanism are anticipated to be posted on in October 2010.

Award Mechanism Eligibility Key Mechanism Elements Funding
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Principal Investigator (PI): Doctoral graduates (Ph.D. or M.D.)

No more than 2 years in the proposed research setting and no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience

Mentor or formal co-mentor: Must have breast cancer experience, to include current funding and publications
  • Supports exceptionally talented recent doctoral graduates who have the ambition and ability to pursue an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research
  • Proposed research should be innovative and have the potential for high impact
  • Proposed training and mentorship should facilitate development of the PI as a breast cancer researcher
  • Maximum funding of $300K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.

Information in this pre-announcement is being provided to allow investigators time to plan and develop proposals. All proposals must conform to the final program announcement and application instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the website in October 2010. The application package containing the required forms will also be found on A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website ( prior to application submission. Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Requests for email notification of the program announcements release may be sent to For more information about the BCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

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