Research Funding

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program

The mission of the PCRP is to fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of Service members, Veterans, and all men experiencing the impact of the disease.  Applications submitted to the FY18 PCRP must addresses one or more of the Overarching Challenges (revised for FY18):

  • Develop treatments that improve outcomes for men with lethal prostate cancer
  • Reduce lethal prostate cancer in African Americans, Veterans, and other high-risk populations
  • Define the biology of lethal prostate cancer to reduce death
  • Improve the quality of life for survivors of prostate cancer

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp

Health Disparity Research Award – Letter of Intent due September 20, 2018

  • Established Investigators:  Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)
  • Or New Investigators:  Investigators that meet the following criteria at the application submission deadline date:
  • Have the freedom to pursue individual aims without formal mentorship
  • Have not previously received a PCRP Health Disparity Research Award and/or Idea Development Award
  • Have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training or fellowship and are within 10 years after completion of a terminal degree (excluding residency or family medical leave)
  • Supports new ideas for prostate cancer research that have the potential to make an important contribution to reducing and ultimately eliminating disparities in prostate cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.
  • Research ideas should be innovative, but primary emphasis will be placed on the potential impact of the proposed work.
  • Preliminary data are encouraged, but not required.
  • Proposed projects may include basic, translational, or clinical research, including clinical trials.
  • Must address at least one of the FY18 PCRP Overarching Challenges.
  • New Investigator Option supports applicants early in their faculty appointments or in the process of developing independent research careers.
  • Established Investigators:
  • Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • New Investigators:
  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Health Disparity Scholar Award – Letter of Intent due bu September 20, 2018

By March 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Ph.D. or M.D. PIs:

  • Must have successfully defended a doctoral thesis or possess an M.D. degree
  • Have 3 years or less of postdoctoral research experience
  • Supports research opportunities focused on reducing and ultimately eliminating disparities in prostate cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality for individuals in the early stages of their careers.
  • PIs must have a designated mentor who is an experienced prostate cancer researcher.
  • Must address at least one of the FY18 PCRP Overarching Challenges.
  • Maximum funding of $200K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.

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 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.  For email notification when Program 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 PCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website.

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk

301-682-5507
help@eBrap.org      

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