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Learn about historical funding success, grants and review committees in our Compendium of Awards.

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For questions about application requirements or procedures, email us or call 888-313-2277 (BCRP)

Funding opportunities

We offer two types of funding: annual investigator-initiated research awards and periodic opportunities for program-initiated research in targeted topics.

Call for Applications (pdf)

In our 2019-2020 (cycle 26) call for applications, 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 Award: for projects that are on the critical path for practical application. Up to $750,000 direct costs for up to 3 years.
  • 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).
  • Standard and Community-Led Conference awards: to support a conference, symposium, retreat, or other meeting to stimulate new ideas and collaborations. Up to $25,000. Community-Led Conference Awards have the same requirements as the standard awards, but employ a letter of intent submission process that allows conference organizers to obtain formal feedback about their event before applying.

Letter of intent and application forms and instructions will be available on SmartSimple by September 3, 2019. 

Registration is required to access SmartSimple. Registration instructions are available in the "How to Apply" section of the Application Process page.

Program-directed initiatives

The program-directed initiatives are designed to leverage California's unique and diverse geographic, population and research resources to support critical studies that significantly move these fields forward and create solutions.

We are currently offering a Request for Proposals (RFP) on the topic of Hormones in Beef and Well Water in California. The goal of this initiative is to improve our understanding and quantifying exposures to various concentrations of hormones of interest for breast cancer risk resulting from food animal production by sampling beef and well water. This initiative will fund two pilot studies for up to 2 years and up $200,000 in direct costs each.

Application forms and instructions will be available on SmartSimple by September 3, 2019. 

Registration is required to access SmartSimple. Registration instructions are available in the "How to Apply" section of the Application Process page.

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.