DoD Prostate Cancer Physician Research Training Award

Quick Facts

Due DateSeptember 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Program Description

The PCRP Physician Research Training Award mechanism was first offered in FY03. Since then, 167 Physician Research Training Award applications have been received, and 67 have been recommended for funding. The Physician Research Training Award supports a mentored training experience to prepare physicians with clinical duties and/or responsibilities for productive careers in prostate cancer research. This award emphasizes equally the quality of both the research and the training proposed. The trainee is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application. All applications for the Physician Research Training Award are to be written by the PI, with appropriate direction from the mentor(s). The PI must demonstrate a commitment to a career as an investigator at the forefront of prostate cancer research and clinical practice; however, the PI is not required to have previous prostate cancer research experience. Applications must include a robust description of an individualized, prostate cancer-focused training plan that will provide the PI with experience in key areas relevant to the proposed work and will foster the PI's development as a prostate cancer researcher. PIs who already possess extensive training and/or experience in cancer research may not be viewed as fitting the intent of this award mechanism. This award requires the involvement of at least one designated mentor with an established research program in prostate cancer, evidenced by recent publications, active funding, and successful mentorship. The PI and mentor(s) should work together to design robust training and mentoring plans, which may include coursework, laboratory techniques, conferences, seminars, journal clubs, teaching responsibilities, clinical responsibilities, grant writing, and/or other activities appropriate to the area of study. Training plans that will prepare physicians for careers in basic or population science research are particularly encouraged, although inclusion of translational or clinical research is allowed. In addition, applicants are expected to address at least one of the PCRP focus areas and are highly encouraged to address one of the PCRP overarching challenges. If the proposed project does not address any of the overarching challenges, the application should include a description to justify how the project will nevertheless address a critical need in the field of prostate cancer research and/or patient care. New for FY14: This award mechanism no longer provides funding for research supplies; the mentor(s) must confirm that support for such costs will be provided by sources other than this award. The award is intended to provide aggressive protection of at least 40% of the PI's time for prostate cancer research. In addition, salary for up to a 50% combined level of effort from up to two key support personnel may be provided by this award. PIs may participate in clinical trials as part of their training, but funding for such clinical trials must come from sources other than this award. All investigators applying to FY14 PCRP funding opportunities are encouraged to consider leveraging resources available through the PCRP-funded Prostate Cancer Biorepository Network (PCBN) ( and/or the North Carolina - Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP) ( if retrospectively collected human anatomical substances or correlated data are relevant to the proposed studies.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberW81XWH-14-PCRP-PRTA
Funding Opportunity TitleDoD Prostate Cancer Physician Research Training Award
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards5
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 30, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateSeptember 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateOctober 10, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 2,800,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 12.420 - Military Medical Research and Development

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Defense
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
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