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Translational Research Award

To support research that is on the 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, the project must involve human subjects and 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 30% MTDC (not retroactive to prior grants).

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

LOI templates and instructions are available in SmartSimple and on the Application Materials webpage.

Full call for applications (pdf)


We held an applicant orientation webinar on September 26, 2019, in which we described the programmatic requirements for these awards and provided an orientation for the navigating the application process in SmartSimple. View the slides below.