The United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites applications for funding for the BCRP FY05 Idea Award (IDEA).
The Idea Award supports innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the eradication of breast cancer. Successful Idea Award proposals create new paradigms and/or challenge existing dogma, and must emphasize both innovation and sound scientific pursuits. Idea Awards are not intended to continue or advance existing research efforts. Because of the groundbreaking nature of Idea Award projects, proposals do not require preliminary or pilot data. Peer review of Idea Award proposals strongly emphasizes innovation.
Approximately $14M is available to fund FY05 BCRP Idea Awards under this announcement. Depending on the number and quality of the applications, it is anticipated that 27 proposals will be funded. Funding for Idea Awards can be requested for a maximum of $300,000 for direct costs plus indirect costs as appropriate for up to 3 years. Proposals for population-based studies, especially those that address cancer control or social/behavioral aspects of cancer care, may request a maximum of $625,000 in direct costs plus indirect costs as appropriate for up to 5 years.
Estimated timelines for the BCRP FY05 Idea Award (IDEA) proposals are as follows: Letter of Intent Expected by April 26, 2005; Full Proposal Submission Deadline: May 24, 2005, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Electronic submission is required. Proposals 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 Program Announcement.
Questions related to the Program, proposal format, or required documentation may be addressed to the CDMRP at: Phone: 301-619-7079; Fax: 301-619-7792; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mail: Commander, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, ATTN: MCMR-ZB-C (BC05-IDEA), 1077 Patchel Street (Building 1077), Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5024.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Military Medical Research and Development
Department of Defense (DOD) Fiscal Year 2005 (FY05) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Idea Award (IDEA)
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, ATTN: MCMR-AAA, 820 Chandler Street, Frederick, MD 21702-5014