Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) -- Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) -- Translational Team Science Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The FY23 PRCRP TTSA supports hypothesis-driven translational studies. These studies must be associated with ongoing or completed clinical trial. The proposed project should focus on research for the next-phase clinical trial or future clinical application. The TTSA is intended to support advanced translational studies that are based on results from clinical investigations and to utilize information from the clinical trials for research that would then inform the clinic. While funding for clinical trials is allowed, the TTSA is intended to support multi-investigator, multidisciplinary teams to perform clinical research studies and not only to fund a clinical trial. Research projects funded by the TTSA should address critical knowledge gaps in clinical outcomes, validate key research results, expand upon potentially game-changing results, or investigate novel clinical findings. The TTSA is not intended to support high-throughput screenings or sequencing.

The goal of the TTSA is to bring together a synergistic team of investigators to address clinical problems that may have an impact on patient outcomes.

• Required Pre-Application Deadline: July 25, 2023
• Application Submission Deadline: August 10, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

The investigator named as the Initiating PI on the application must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent. The investigator(s) named as the Partnering PI(s) on the application must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent. Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to be Initiating or Partnering PIs. An eligible PI, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship status, must be employed by or affiliated with an eligible organization.



Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY23 PRCRP TTSA Award should not exceed $2.5M. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

July 25, 2023