Resources for Investigators
advocacy involvement In CBCRP-funded research
CBCRP's definition of advocate is very inclusive. Any person that is concerned about breast cancer and wants to be sure that we fund research that is relevant and most likely to have an impact is potentially an advocate for CBCRP-funded research projects.
A potential advocate to a CBCRP-funded research project must meet three criteria:
- California residency
- Active involvement in an appropriate organization or community
- Ability to represent the priorities, concerns, needs and views of the community (or organization) and not only her/his personal perspective
Here you can review our brief summary of why advocacy involvement is required in all of our grants and ways research is strengthened this involvement. Read more about our requirements for advocacy involvement here.
technical assistance opportunities
Because we require applicants and funded researchers to engage breast cancer or community advocates in their projects, and this may be a requirement that is new to applicants or investigators, we have created a suite of technical assistance (TA) tools designed to answer questions and provide support. The following technical assistance tools are available to you:
- TA modules: Brief, narrated power point presentations that walk through essential content. You can access them by clicking on any of the 10 modules below.
- Webinars: 90-minute live web- and phone-based presentations presented by CBCRP staff. Webinars are provided for the letter of intent (LOI) and application stage, and walk applicants through CBCRP expectations for advocacy involvement and provide tips to give materials the competitive edge. You can sign up for webinars by clicking on the "sign up" buttons below.
- Additional materials: Applicants and investigators can access handouts by clicking links that are grouped on the left side of this page. These handouts include samples of strong advocacy involvement responses, reading lists, example timelines of collaboration, and other content that is likely to be of interest to applicants and investigators.
- Staff consultations: You are always welcome to contact CBCRP Staff. Staff are knowledgable and prepared to help answer questions you may have.
Technical assistance MODULES
Below you will find brief narrated powerpoint presentations that describe our rationale for advocacy involvement, offer information on how we define advocate involvement and how advocates can contribute to research, and supply more information to help investigators successfully involve advocates in projects. Please click on a link below to listen and review a presentation. Slides are available as well.
Contact CBCRP Staff with questions.
CBCRP offers web-teleconference seminars (webinars) on the topic of advocacy involvement in IDEA and Translational Awards. Join us for engaging discussions on requirements in the letter of intent (LOI) and application processes, finding an advocate, and how to successfully work together. The webinars will be recorded and archived, but you are encouraged to sign up and participate in the live session.
Letter of Intent (LOI) WEBINARS:
The CBCRP will host webinars for letters of intent applicants for 2018 IDEA and Translational Awards during Summer/Fall 2017.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2017, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
The CBCRP will host webinars for potential applicants for 2017 IDEA and Translational Awards during Winter 2017.
Please note: These webinars are open for to investigators that submitted a letter of intent in October 2016 and have been invited to submit an application to the CBCRP for the March 2017 deadline.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Monday, February 13, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact CBCRP Staff with questions.