publication date: Jul. 6, 2018

Funding Opportunities

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program opportunities

The FY18 Defense Appropriations Act provides $80 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program to support innovative, high-impact cancer research. 

FY18 PRCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on

Congressionally Directed Topic Areas: To be considered for funding, applications for the FY18 PRCRP must address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress. Research applications in the areas of breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma), kidney, or ovarian cancer will not be accepted.

The FY18 PRCRP Topic Areas are:

Adrenal cancers

Bladder cancer

Blood cancers

Brain cancer


Listeria-based regimens for cancer

Liver cancer




Pancreatic cancer

The FY18 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas are listed below:

To address the cancer health needs of both deployed and non-deployed personnel, their dependents, retirees, and Veterans, the FY18 PRCRP seeks to support studies that are responsive to at least one of Military Relevance Focus Areas listed below:

Militarily relevant risk factors associated with cancer (e.g., ionizing radiation, chemicals, infectious agents, environmental carcinogens, and stress)

Gaps in cancer prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and/or survivorship that may impact mission readiness and the health and well-being of military members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries and the general public

More information can be found here.

Horizon Award

Principal Investigator: Predoctoral candidate within 2 years of completion of required coursework/laboratory rotations, successfully passed qualifying examinations, and is working in his/her Mentor’s laboratory application submission deadline or

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