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Policy Initiative

To close the gap between research and policy by funding research that contributes to creating an environment in California that leads to less breast cancer.

CBCRP has allocated $260,000 annually to this initiative. These funds may be dedicated to one project or spread out over multiple projects, depending on the recommendations received and the potential benefit for the impact of the projects.

Research questions are selected based on the pressing breast cancer relevant issues in California.  Any policy research team in California may apply to generate answers and then effectively deliver those answers to policymakers.

As with other CBCRP award mechanisms, applications are reviewed and scored for scientific merit by out-of-state peer and advocate reviewers to minimize possible conflicts of interest. The final funding recommendations are made by CBCRP's Council.

For information on previous Policy Initiative projects see: Policy Teams and Projects.

Project Duration & Budget CAPS:

  • Maximum duration: 6 months
  • Budget cap for total project direct costs: $100,000

Non-UC institutions are entitled to full F&A of the Modified Total Direct Cost base (MTDC); UC institutional F&A is capped at 40% MTDC (not retroactive to prior grants).


Title Full RFQ Applications Due
Convener on Fertility Preservation for Young Breast Cancer Patients RFQ (pdf) March 01, 2024 (12 noon PT)



This is a recompetition of this award - Application materials will be available in our SmartSimple Application system on December 1 2023. We held an applicant orientation webinar on Wednesday May 24, 2023, in which we described the programmatic requirements for this award and provided an orientation for navigating the application process in SmartSimple. Slides and video are available below. Note the new deadline for applications is March 1 2024: