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Funding Opportunity – DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 7:29am

Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 11:13 AM
Subject: Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program



Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13)

The FY13 Defense Appropriations Act provides $80 million (M) to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) to support innovative, high-impact prostate cancer research. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

The PCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY13 PCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the current award mechanisms (see linked URL below) are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in May and June 2013. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

IMPORTANT: The PCRP’s FY13 mission is to find and fund research that will lead to the elimination of death and enhance the well-being of men with prostate cancer. As such, the PCRP seeks to focus applications and direct funding by providing three Overarching Challenges and seven Focus Areas to address critical needs in prostate cancer research and clinical management. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit research that addresses one or more of the Overarching challenges and Focus Areas.

Overarching Challenges: (1) Develop better tools to detect clinically relevant disease in asymptomatic men; (2) Distinguish aggressive from indolent disease in men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer; (3) Develop effective treatments and address mechanisms of resistance for men with high-risk or metastatic prostate cancer

Focus Areas: (1) Biomarker Development; (2) Genetics; (3) Imaging; (4) Mechanisms of Resistance; (5) Survivorship and Palliative Care; (6) Therapy; and (7) Tumor and Microenvironment Biology

Information about FY13 PCRP award mechanisms can be found at:


All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://cdmrp.org) prior to the pre-application deadline. Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released. Requests for email notification of the Program Announcements release may be sent to help@cdmrp.org. Email notifications of funding opportunities are sent as a courtesy and should not be used as a sole source of notification; applicants should monitor Grants.gov for official postings of funding opportunities.

For more information about the PCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs

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