DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Fellowship Award

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DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Fellowship Award: The Breakthrough Fellowship Award supports recent doctoral or medical graduates in pursuit of innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral fellowship and allows 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 must demonstrate that the proposed research has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. Applicants for this award must also 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. The critical components of this award mechanism are: Impact: Research supported by the Breakthrough Fellowship Award will have the potential for a major impact and accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. The impact may be near- term or long-term, but must move beyond a minor advancement and have the potential to lead to a new approach that is fundamentally better than interventions already approved or in clinical development. Applications are expected to identify the breast cancer patients or at-risk individuals who would ultimately benefit from the proposed research. Research Strategy: The research proposed as part of the Breakthrough Fellowship Award must have high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. The scope of the research should include innovative, high-risk/high-reward research in the early stages of idea development or research already supported by preliminary data with the potential to make significant advancements toward clinical translation. The research strategy should demonstrate sound rationale, logical reasoning, and, if available, preliminary data. The proposed research should show evidence of rigorous experimental design, sufficient experimental details, appropriate controls, a statistical plan, and consideration of pitfalls and alternatives. Principal Investigator (PI): Under this award mechanism, the postdoctoral fellow is considered the PI and, as such, should write the project narrative, researcher development plan, and other application components, with appropriate guidance from the mentor. While the PI is not required to have previous experience in breast cancer research, the proposed project and researcher development plan must focus on breast cancer. Applications must emphasize the PI's high potential for success in becoming an independent breast cancer researcher based on his/her qualifications, achievements (including first-author publications), and letters of recommendation. Mentor: The mentor (or co-mentor, if applicable) must possess the appropriate expertise and experience in breast cancer research and/or patient care, to include recent publications and active peer-reviewed breast cancer funding, and clearly demonstrate a commitment to guiding the PI's research and development as a researcher. If the mentor is not an experienced breast cancer researcher, then formal co-mentorship by an established breast cancer researcher is required. The application must include information about the mentor's experience in conducting innovative research and how he/she intends to support the PI's endeavors in breast cancer. Mentorship by an investigator without an established record of mentoring pre- and/or postdoctoral trainees may be offset by the overall strength of the researcher development plan. Researcher Development Plan: Applications must provide details on the suitability of the PI's overall researcher development plan for attaining the goals of this award mechanism. Applications must elaborate on the qualities of the research environment in which the candidate will work, provide details on the individualized breast cancer-focused researcher development plan, and describe how it will facilitate the PI's career development as an independent, innovative breast cancer researcher. A multidisciplinary research approach to breast cancer is highly encouraged, but not required; however, if there are multidisciplinary aspects, they should be clearly outlined in the application. Research involving human subjects and human anatomical substances is permitted; however, clinical trials are not allowed under this Program Announcement. Relevance to Military Health: The proposed research must be relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public.
Federal Grant Title: DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Fellowship Award
Federal Agency Name: Dept of the Army USAMRAA (DOD-AMRAA)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-19-BCRP-BFA
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 12.420
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 28th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: March 28th, 2019
Posted Date: January 22nd, 2019
Creation Date: January 22nd, 2019
Archive Date: April 27th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $4,800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: January 22nd, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
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Phone: 301-682-5507
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