California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP): Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards

The information below is from the 2022-2023 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information.  

The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) is to prevent and eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities. It is administered by the Research Grants Program Office within the University of California Office of the President.  

Since 1997, Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards have funded community organizations — such as breast cancer advocacy organizations, community clinics and other organizations serving women with breast cancer — to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. Together, the teams decide which breast cancer questions are most important to them, determine how to study these questions, gather and interpret data, and communicate findings to other community members, scientists, and the public. These teams have carried out sound and reliable research with results that can be applied to other communities. By combining the knowledge and interest of communities with the expertise and resources of research scientists, CRC teams are realizing CBCRP's vision of funding innovative and important research that will reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer and impact public health outcomes.

Two CRC funding mechanisms are available:

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Pilot Award

The CRC Pilot award supports the initial phase of the project, which includes strengthening collaborations, developing feasible methods and tools, and collecting pilot data.

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Full Award

The CRC Full award funds projects with a fully developed research plan and supporting preliminary data, carried out by a well-integrated, experienced team of scientists and community members. Typically, a CRC Full application is for support of the completion of a research plan successfully carried out with a CRC Pilot award.

For both types of CRC awards, 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).

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Award Amount and Details

Award Details

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Pilot Award

  • Budget cap for total project direct costs: $150,000
  • Maximum duration: 18 months

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Full Award 

  • Budget cap for total project direct costs: $600,000
  • Maximum duration: Three years

Deadlines and Date Information

Community Research Collaborations (CRC): Pilot and Full Awards

  • Pre-application research plan (optional) due by October 24, 2022
  • Full application due by March 2, 2023

Eligibility Information

Eligibility Details

Eligibility Details

  • CBCRP funds research only in California.
  • Please see the program solicitations for each program for specific eligibility criteria.

Administering Unit
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) - UC
Funding Type
December 02, 2022
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