Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program
Request for Breast Cancer Research Proposals

In 1997, through Act 434, The Arkansas Breast Cancer Act, the Arkansas General Assembly authorized monies to “support research efforts into the cause, cure, treatment, earlier detection and prevention of breast cancer,” through the creation of the Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP). The goal of ABCRP is to fund research that supports the mission of ABCRP, as defined above, and complements federally funded research.

Traditional Proposal Mechanism

Applications due: 5:00 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Eligibility: Applicants must be professionals based at an academic institution in Arkansas and must have an advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, MPH). Graduate students, residents and fellows are not eligible to apply. Applications must propose breast cancer research that will support the mission of ABCRP as defined above. Relevance of the proposed project to breast cancer must be obvious; proposals with only a partial or vague relevance to breast cancer will not be considered.

Award: ABCRP will fund research proposals with a maximum budget of $250,000. Funding is for one year beginning August 1, 2014 and ending July 31, 2015. Announcement of awards will occur in late July. The number of proposals that will be funded is not predetermined. Proposals for less than $75,000 will not be considered under the traditional proposal mechanism.

Proposals will be considered by an independent peer-review panel with expertise in basic, translational and clinical cancer research. The review panel will make funding recommendations to the ABCRP Oversight Committee, which will then make all final funding decisions at its annual meeting in July 2013.

Allowable expenses and collaborations: Indirect costs are not allowed. Restricted but allowable expenses include: maximum 30% salary support for faculty members, maximum $20,000 equipment budget and maximum $1,500 travel budget. Out of state Co-Is and out-of-state services are allowed, but costs should be kept to a minimum, as this program is funded by the State of Arkansas with the intention of funding breast cancer research efforts within the state. All out of state collaborations should be directly addressed and clearly justified in the proposal.

Download Instructions and Application
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF to Kasheena Green at kcgreen@uams.edu no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. You may contact Ms. Green if you have any questions.

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