Breast Cancer, Bone Marrow Failure, Lupus and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Programs

Updated Information


There has been an update to the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) pre-application and application deadlines for the following programs:

  • Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
  • Era of Hope Scholar Award

Researchers should check the applicable Program Announcement for more information.

There has been an update to the Lupus Research Program pre-application deadline. It has been extended to August 31, 2021. Researchers should check the applicable Program Announcement for more information.


United States Department of Defense (DOD)


Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).

For More Information

Complete and detailed descriptions of these funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and complete submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements.  The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website by performing a search using Department of Defense as the Agency in the left search column.

Descriptions of each of the anticipated funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the Program pre-announcement.  FY21 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page.  Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.


The following funding Programs have been Announced:

Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

  • Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
  • Breakthrough Award Level 3
  • Breakthrough Award Level 4
  • Era of Hope Scholar Award
  • Innovator Award
  • Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award

Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP)

  • Idea Development Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Lupus Research Program (LRP)

  • Idea Award
  • Impact Award
  • Transformative Vision Award

The following funding Program has been Pre-Announced:

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy(DMDRP)

  • Idea Development Award
  • Translational Research Award

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

If you are considering applying, please contact Angela Vuk ( as soon as possible to assist with application requirements.

How to Apply

Submission is a two-step process requiring both pre-application submission through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) prior to the pre-application deadline, and full application submission through  All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on the website.  For detailed information on the submission process, refer to the specific Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of Research as soon as possible so we can work through the application process and with you.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x55026

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