Released: January 15, 2016
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16)
The Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Defense Appropriations Act provides $120 million (M) to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to support innovative, high-impact breast cancer research to accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY16 BCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in February 2016. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government.
Applications submitted to the FY16 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 indolent breast cancer
- 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 lay dormant for years and then re-emerge (recurrence); determine how to prevent recurrence
- Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective and less toxic
- Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer
|Award Mechanism||Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
Funding Level 1:
|Breakthrough Fellowship Award (NEW!)||
As of the application submission deadline, all eligible PIs must have:
|Era of Hope Scholar Award||Independent, non-mentored investigators within 6 years of their last training position (e.g., postdoctoral fellowship, medical residency, clinical fellowship) as of the application submission deadline||
|Innovator Award||Associate Professor or above (or equivalent).||
|Distinguished Investigator Award||Assistant Professor or above (or equivalent) and more than 6 years beyond the PI's last training position as of the application submission deadline||
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 Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic 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 funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov. Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released. For email notification when Program Announcements are released go to the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil) and select Subscribe to Funding Opportunities & Program Communications. 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 19, 2016