Each year, we release Request for Applications or Letter of Intent (LOI) Announcements to communicate which grant mechanisms and scientific focus areas are available for funding. The types of mechanisms and the scientific focus areas may vary from year to year.
$450,000 combined direct and indirect costs; ($150,000 per year for up to 3 years)
Early Career breast cancer researchers anywhere in the world are invited to apply for our Career Catalyst Research Grants.
These Komen Training and Career Development awards seek to bridge the funding gap faced by faculty as they start their careers in breast cancer research. Grants funded by Komen provide the preparation necessary to compete for independent funding as an established and successful breast cancer researcher.
CCR Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than eight years by the Application due date (September 25, 2019). CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that will lead to a reduction in breast cancer deaths by 2026.
The topic area for the FY20 Career Catalyst Research Award is Redefining Metastatic Breast Cancer through Liquid Biopsy. The goal of this focus area is to support outstanding research seeking to use liquid biopsy techniques to improve treatment, detection, and understanding of metastatic breast cancer which will lead to a reduction in breast cancer deaths by 2026.
Komen requests Letters of Intent for research projects that address one of the following focus areas:
Applications that fit the focus areas as detailed in the LOI Announcement and include studies that address metastatic breast cancer disparities, or leverage data science to better understand and treat metastatic breast cancer are highly encouraged.
Download the current Career Catalyst Research Grants LOI Announcement (PDF)
CCR Program Announcement: Redefining Metastatic Breast Cancer through Liquid Biopsy
$405,000 direct costs only; $135,000 per year for up to 3 years
Disparities researchers anywhere in the world are invited to apply for our Training Researchers to Eliminate Disparities Grants.
TREND Grants are intended to establish and/or to sustain an innovative training program for graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups.
The research training program should be designed to meet the following goals:
• Attract graduate students, specifically those from populations affected by disparities in breast cancer outcomes, into research careers.
• Develop novel and creative methods to empower these students with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively explore the causes of differential breast cancer outcomes and develop interventions to reduce and eliminate such disparities.
Download the current Training Researchers to Eliminate Disparities Grant RFA (PDF)
TREND Program Announcement
$200,000 combined direct and indirect costs for up to two years
The Komen Tissue Bank Challenge is open to all faculty.
Download the Komen Tissue Bank Challenge Program Announcement
Download the Komen Tissue Bank Challenge Letter of Intent Instructions
Susan G. Komen® utilizes a multi-step approach to grant application and review that first requires submission of a Letter of Intent and upon invitation only, submission of an Application.
Applicants/PIs will be notified of Letter of Intent review decisions via email. Applicants/PIs invited to submit an Application will then be granted access to the Application site in proposalCENTRAL.
All institutions and industry partners must agree to adhere to Komen's Policies and Procedures for Research and Training Grants.
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