Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants

Apply for a limited submission opportunity 

Breast Cancer Alliance invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers, to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant. This grant is open to applicants at institutions throughout the contiguous United States.

Researchers may not apply for both the BCA Exceptional Project Grant (separate Limited Submission application) and the BCA Young Investigator Grant (this application).

Up to two individuals from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center may be nominated to submit a full application. Applicants will be informed by early June 2022 whether they have been invited by the Case CCC to proceed with a formal application. Full applications for the Young Investigator Grant are due on or before July 22, 2022. An Independent External Review Committee reviews and evaluates the applications. Based on their results and subsequent review by the Grants Committee, recommendations will be made to the BCA Board for final approval. Applicants will be notified in mid-February 2023 of the decision regarding their proposals.


Investigators should submit Letter of Intent (one page, template available) and an NIH-style biosketch through this InfoReady application form by Friday, May 20, 2022.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center leadership will review all applicants. If invited, selected nominees will work with their department research administrators and the Case CCC to submit full applications to the sponsor before July 22, 2022. 


Applicants for the 2023 award must (i) not have held a tenure track faculty or tenure track research position for more than four years following completion of their training, as of March 1, 2023; (ii) not have been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent national/international non-mentored award; and (iii) dedicate at least 50% of their work effort to research. This grant is intended to help advance the careers of young researchers who do not yet have their own major grant support but who design and conduct their own independent research projects.

Researchers must have an appointment where they design and conduct their own independent research projects. For researchers at the Case CCC, this means applicants must be at least Assistant Staff (Cleveland Clinic) or tenure-track Assistant Professor (CWRU/UH).


The program will offer grants up to $125,000 total costs ($115,000 direct costs with a 8%-of-total IDC rate), to be used over two years.

Details are available on the Breast Cancer Alliance website here:

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