California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP): 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.

Below is the most recent policy initiative of which we are aware. Please check the program home page for the most up-to-date information. 


Award Amount and Details

Award Amount
Award Details

CBCRP intends to fund one project, with a maximum direct cost budget of $150,000 and a maximum duration of 6 months. A separate direct cost budget of $50,000 is available for a dissemination plan. 

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).

Deadlines and Date Information

Due Date

The October 6th deadline is for the  Addressing Disparities in Genomic Testing of Tumors to Guide Treatment for Breast Cancer application. 

Eligibility Information

Who's Eligible
Eligibility Details

Any individual or organization in California may submit an application. The research must be conducted primarily in California by Principal Investigators who are resident in California.

University of California Campus Employees: In accord 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 (“Policy on the Requirement to Submit Proposals and to Receive Awards for Grants and Contracts through the University,” Office of the President, December 15, 1994). Exceptions must be approved by the UC campus where the investigator is employed. 

Please see RFQ for full eligibility information. 

Information Source
Information identified by Office of Research & Creative Activities staff

Administering Unit
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) - UC
Funding Type
August 18, 2022
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.