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Funding opportunities

Supporting California scientists and community researchers in finding better ways to prevent, treat and cure breast cancer.

In 2015 (cycle 21), we are offering funding for the following award types:

  • Innovative Developmental and Exploratory Award (IDEA): for promising high-risk/high-reward projects. Up to $150,000 direct costs for up to 18 months.
  • Translational Research: for projects that overcome barriers and put prior research knowledge to practical use in the patient or community setting. Up to $750,000 direct costs for up to 3 years.
  • Conference Award supports a conference, symposium, retreat, or other meeting to stimulate new ideas and collaborations. Up to $25,000.
  • Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards: for community based participatory research projects that include a collaborative partnership between a Community co-PI and an Academic co-PI in all phases of research. Up to $150,000 direct costs for 18 months (CRC Pilot), and up to $600,000 direct costs for 3 years (CRC Full).

full call for applications (pdf)

Two RFPs are currently open through our Prevention Initiatives (part of Special Research Initiatives):

Preparing to apply:

  • To be responsive and eligible for funding, each applicant must explain how their proposed research addresses one or more of our priority issues. (Examples provided in our priorities overviews are intended to cover broad breast cancer research topics and the examples provided are not all-inclusive.)
  • Who may apply? CBCRP funds research only in California. Learn more about eligibility.
  • Review dates and deadlines for any funding mechanisms you're considering.

New submission procedures for 2014-15

We are in the process of transitioning to a new applications and grant management database system. Letters on Intent (LOIs) for IDEA, Translational Research awards and Conference award applications will be submitted through proposalCENTRAL (with the submission period beginning Sept. 2014). Community Research Collaboration award applications will be processed through the new database, with application forms available beginning in Jan. 2015. Until the new system is available, investigators can view sample forms.