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Translational Research Award

We are committed to supporting research that is on a critical path for practical application.

Translational research to be supported by CBCRP should have the potential for major impact in the areas of:

  1. Prevention, detection, diagnosis or treatment of breast cancer;
  2. Improved quality of life for survivors;
  3. Reduction in the community and social burden caused by the disease in California; or
  4. Advances in medical practices, health systems changes, health policies or environmental modifications that will impact public health outcomes.

To distinguish translational research from other types of research funding, CBCRP requires applicants to present a critical path that maps how the project fits along a defined research continuum leading to practical applications. We encourage applications in translational research from all disciplines, including: basic/clinical sciences, behavioral/social sciences, public health/community-based health sciences and health policy.

To be responsive and eligible for funding, each applicant must explain how their proposed research addresses one or more of our priority issues.

Project Duration & Budget Caps:

  • Maximum duration: 3 years
  • Budget cap for total project direct costs: $750,000

Non-UC institutions are entitled to full F&A of the Modified Total Direct Cost base (MTDC); UC institutional F&A is capped at 25% MTDC (not retroactive to prior grants).

To qualify for full application a Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted by the deadline. The information presented in the LOI must:

  • Describe the translational potential and impact specific to breast cancer in the designated research topic.
  • Focus on the study of human participants. Support for projects using cell or animal models is not allowed.
  • Show evidence of PI qualifications for translational research and propose a project not fully supported by the PI's other funding.
  • Show evidence of involvement of advocates. Specifically, name the advocacy organization that you plan to work with on the full application, why the organization is appropriate for your proposed research project and who you have communicated with at that organization. In addition, describe the role of advocate(s) in the project design, implementation, interpretation and dissemination, and attach written documentation (an email is sufficient) from from the advocate or a representative of the advocacy organization demonstrating their willingness to explore participating in the research application, should the LOI be approved.

LOI decisions and invitations to submit a full grant application will be communicated to PIs in December.

Full LOI instructions (pdf)

Full call for applications (pdf)