The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) believes that communities affected by breast cancer can take a leading role in research into the disease. Since 1997, our Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards have funded community organizations –such as a breast cancer advocacy organization, community clinics, and other organizations serving women with breast cancer – to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. Together, the teams decide which breast cancer questions are most important to them, determine how to study these questions, gather and interpret data, and communicate findings to other community members, scientists, and the public. These teams have carried out sound and reliable research with results that can be applied to other communities. By combining the knowledge and interest of communities with the expertise and resources of research scientists, CRC teams are realizing the CBCRP’s vision of funding innovative and important research that will reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer.
We invite you to become part of this innovative community-based participatory research by applying for a CRC award. More information about the CRC awards, including issues to consider and the types of projects we fund, can be found in the links on the left.
Available FundingTwo funding mechanisms are available:
- The CRC Pilot award is for a maximum of $150,000 in direct costs for a period of up to 18 months. The Pilot award supports the initial phase of the project, which includes strengthening collaborations, developing feasible methods and tools, and collecting pilot data.
- The CRC Full award is for a maximum of $600,000 in direct costs for a period of up to three years. The Full award funds projects with a fully developed research plan and supporting preliminary data, carried out by a well-integrated, experienced team of scientists and community members. Typically, a CRC Full application is for support of the completion of a research plan successfully carried out with a previous Pilot award.
For both types of awards, indirect costs, over the direct cost limit, are also available.
For More Information, Please Contact:
Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D.
California Breast Cancer Research Program
University of California Office of the President
300 Lakeside Drive, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-3550
Phone (510) 987-0491
Toll Free (888) 313-2277
Fax (510) 587-6325