California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP): Program Directed Initiatives

NOTE: The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) offers two types of funding: annual investigator-initiated research awards and periodic opportunities for program-initiated research in targeted topics. The internal funding posting below is for the program-initiated research in targeted topics opportunities. For the annual investigator-initiated research awards opportunities please see the separate internal funding posting: California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP): Annual Investigator-Initiated Research Awards

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.  

The program-directed initiatives are designed to leverage California's unique and diverse geographic, population and research resources to support critical studies that significantly move these fields forward and create solutions.

CBCRP currently reserves 50 percent of annual research funds for the program-directed initiatives. Three award mechanisms are used:

  • Request for Qualifications (RFQs) to solicit applications to identify the most qualified researcher to conduct studies with specific pre-determined research questions and plans.
  • Program Directed Awards (PDAs) to fund crucial projects identified during the strategy development proposed by the Steering Committee and approved by the CBCRP Council.
  • Request for Proposals (RFPs) investigator-initiated applications, similar to our Core Funding, responding to a specific initiative topic.

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.

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

Go to Application Homepage

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

Due Date

Eligibility Information

Who's Eligible
Eligibility Details
  • CBCRP funds research only in California.
  • Please see the program solicitations for each program for specific eligibilty criteria.
Information Source
Information identified by Office of Research & Creative Activities staff

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