Call for proposal

  Wednesday 16 May 2018

[U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Breast Cancer Era of Hope Scholar Award | Research Funding]

Aim: Through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Defense is announcing the Breast Cancer Era of Hope Scholar Awards. These Awards will support individuals early in their careers who have demonstrated significant potential to effect meaningful change in breast cancer. These individuals should be exceptionally talented scientists who have shown that they are the “best and brightest” in their field(s) through extraordinary creativity, vision, innovation, and productivity. As the intent of the Era of Hope Scholar Award is to recognize creative and innovative individuals rather than projects, the central features of the award are the applicant’s demonstrated ability to go beyond conventional thinking in their field and the innovative contribution that the Principal Investigator (PI) can make toward ending breast cancer. The PI should articulate a vision that challenges current dogma and demonstrates an ability to look beyond tradition and convention. Experience in breast cancer research is not required; however, the application must focus on breast cancer. Individuals from other disciplines who will apply novel concepts to breast cancer are also encouraged to submit.
Funding: Maximum USD $2’500’000
Eligibility: Applicants from international organizations or institutions are eligible to apply, and there are no citizenship restrictions. Applicants must be independent investigators not more than 6 years past their last training position.
How to Apply: Pre-applications are submitted through the eBRAP platform. They should contain contact information, a letter of intent, collaborators and key personnel, 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-EOHS
Further information
  • To see the program announcement, navigate to the search page on and search for the Opportunity Number W81XWH-18-BCRP-EOHS
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