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.
- Addressing Disparities in Genomic Testing of Tumors to Guide Treatment for Breast Cancer
- Applications Due: Thursday, October 6, 2022 by 12:00pm PT
Award Amount and 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
The October 6th deadline is for the Addressing Disparities in Genomic Testing of Tumors to Guide Treatment for Breast Cancer application.
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.