Call for proposal

  Wednesday 16 May 2018

[U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Breast Cancer Breakthrough Fellow Award | Research Funding]

Aim: Through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Defense is announcing the Breast Cancer Breakthrough Fellow Award. This Award will support recent doctoral or medical graduates in pursuit of innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral fellowship and allow them to obtain the necessary experience for an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research. Those individuals should be exceptionally talented researchers who have demonstrated that they are the “best and brightest” of their peers. Applicants for this award must exhibit a strong desire to pursue a career in breast cancer research, with clear evidence for a researcher development plan that will lead to a successful independent career in breast cancer. Applicants must also demonstrate that the proposed research has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.
Funding: Maximum USD $300,000
Eligibility: Applicants from international organizations or institutions are eligible to apply, and there are no citizenship restrictions. Applicant must have completed a doctoral or medical degree, been involved in postdoctoral research for no more than 4 years, and been a member of the target laboratory for no more than 2 years.
How to Apply: Pre-applications are submitted through the eBRAP platform. They should contain contact information, a letter of intent, and a list of potential references as suggested on the platform. Full applications (by invitation) will be made via a workspace. Full application packages can be downloaded from at any time.
Pre-Application Deadline: 16 May 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST (23:00 CET)
Full Application Deadline: 30 May 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST (05:59 31 May, CET) Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-BCRP-BFA
Further information
  • To see the program announcement, navigate to the search page on and search for the Opportunity Number W81XWH-18-BCRP-BFA
  • For questions about the eBRAP or platforms, contact the Research Office.

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