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California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP): Investigator Initiated Research Awards

The information below is from the 2023-2024 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.  Each year, CBCRP administers multiple funding opportunities. Below is a list of the annual investigator-initiated research awards that have typically been offered. 

In the 2023-2024 cycle, the program is offering funding for the following award types:

  • Innovative Developmental and Exploratory Award (IDEA)are for projects that challenge existing paradigms, represent a new direction for the PI, and incorporate techniques and approaches not yet well represented in mainstream breast cancer research. Researchers are encouraged  to attempt breakthroughs that, if successful, could be leveraged into more substantial funding. Both established researchers and new investigators are welcome to apply. Up to $150,000 direct costs for up to 18 months.
    • LOI (required) due by October 19, 2023
    • Full application due by March 5, 2024
  • Translational Research Award applications are invited for projects that will move research into practice in the areas of prevention, detection, diagnosis or treatment of breast cancer; improved quality of life for survivors; reduction in the community and social burden caused by the disease in California; or advances in medical practices, health systems changes, health policies or environmental modifications. These projects must include human subjects. This is the final year that these awards will be offered. Up to $750,000 direct costs for up to 3 years.
    • LOI (required) due by October 19, 2023
    • Full application due by March 5, 2024

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Award Amount and Details

Award Details

The award amount varies by program. Please visit the program’s website for more information regarding specific programs.

Deadlines and Date Information

The due dates vary by program. Please visit the program’s website for more information.

Eligibility Information

Who's Eligible
Academic appointees
Members of the Academic Senate
Postdoctoral Scholars
Staff members
Eligibility Details
  • CBCRP funds research only in California.
  • In accordance with University of California policy, investigators who are University employees and who receive any part of their salary through the University must submit grant proposals through their campus contracts and grants office. See program solicitation for additional information. 
  • Please see the program solicitations for each program for specific eligibility criteria.
Information Source
Information identified by Office of Research & Creative Activities staff

Administering Unit
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) - UC
Funding Type
January 24, 2024
Important Note These opportunities have been collated for the benefit of the campus community, but in all cases viewers should refer to the pages of the hosting unit for the most current/accurate information.