Department of Defense(DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program(BCRP) Era of Hope Scholar Award
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE(DOD) BREAST CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM(BCRP) ERA OF HOPE SCHOLAR AWARD
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The overall goal of the FY06 BCRP is to promote research focused on eradicating breast cancer. Therefore, the BCRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for, address neglected issues in, and bring new investigators to the field of breast cancer research. The BCRP focuses its funding on innovative projects, particularly those involving multidisciplinary and/or multi-institutional collaborations and alliances that have the potential to make a significant impact on breast cancer. Projects that address underinvestigated avenues of research or novel applications of existing technologies are strongly encouraged. The BCRP encourages risk-taking research; however, all projects must demonstrate solid scientific judgment and rationale. The BCRPs objective within this context is to fund a balanced portfolio of scientifically meritorious research related to all aspects of breast cancer. The BCRP seeks proposals from all areas of laboratory, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiologic research, including all disciplines within the basic, clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental sciences, nursing; occupational health, alternative therapies, public health and policy, ethics, and economics. Proposals that address the needs of minority, low-income, rural, and other underrepresented and/or medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged. The intent of the Era of Hope Scholar Award is to recognize individuals with high potential for innovation in breast cancer research early in their careers. Candidates for this award should be exceptionally talented, early-career scientists who have demonstrated through their extraordinary creativity, vision, and productivity that they are the "best and brightest" in their field(s). They should also exhibit strong potential for leadership in the breast cancer research community and be able to articulate a vision for the eradication of breast cancer. These individuals should challenge current dogma and demonstrate an ability to look beyond tradition and convention. Award recipients will be expected to challenge the status quo through creative, high-risk research that ultimately may lead to the eradication of breast cancer. The award will support these emerging innovators as they implement their visions and take on leadership roles in the breast cancer research community. The Era of Hope Scholar Award proposal must focus on the candidates record of creative and original accomplishments, potential for leadership in the breast cancer research community, and vision for eradicating breast cancer. The proposal also must elaborate on the environment in which the candidate works and its potential to facilitate the candidates development as a leader and innovator. These aspects of the proposal will receive greater emphasis in the review process for this award mechanism than the proposed research project, although that will be taken into consideration. Applicants must be nominated to be considered for this award mechanism; however, self-nominations will be accepted. All recipients of the Era of Hope Scholar Award will meet annually with recipients of the Innovator, Era of Hope Postdoctoral, and Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Awards; the BCRP IP; and CDMRP program staff for the purpose of open scientific communication and mutual benefit. The CDMRP expects to allot approximately $20 M of the $127.5M FY06 BCRP appropriation to fund approximately 5 Era of Hope Scholar Awards, depending on the quality and number of proposals received. Funding for the Era of Hope Scholar Award may be requested for a maximum of $2.5M for direct costs over the performance period. The performance period can be requested for up to 5 years. Indirect costs should be added, as appropriate. Proposals for projects requiring lower levels of funding may also be submitted. Possible uses for funds include such project-related expenses as salaries, travel, support for multidisciplinary collaborations, workshops, training, tuition, equipment, and supplies. The nature of the BCRP does not allow for renewal of grants or supplementation of existing grants. Estimated timelines for the FY06 Era of Hope Scholar Award are as follows: Nomination Submissions are due by, April 11, 2006 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Proposal Submission is due July 25, 2006, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Electronic submission is required. Proposal will be accepted only as PDF files submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt system. The CDMRP uses a two tier review process for proposals: scientific peer review, followed by programmatic review. Details of both tiers of review can be found in the full text of the Program Announcement. Applicants should submit questions as early as possible. Every effort will be made to answer questions within 5 working days. Phone: 301-619-7079, Fax: 301-619-7792, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, Mail: Commander U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, ATN: MCMR-ZB-C (W871XWH-06-BCRP-EHSA), 1077 Patchel Street(Building 1077), Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5024.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Breast Cancer Funding Opportunities http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/archive/06bcrpeohs_pa.pdf