Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Ovarian Cancer Research Program -- Ovarian Cancer Academy Award -- Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The OCRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support high-impact research that addresses a critical need and has the potential to make an important contribution to ovarian cancer or patient/survivor care. Research projects may focus on any phase of research, from basic laboratory research through translational research, excluding clinical trials. The application must demonstrate logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale established through a critical review and analysis of the literature for the application to be competitive. Applications must include preliminary data that are relevant to ovarian cancer and support the proposed research project. 

• Required Pre-Application Deadline: April 23, 2020
• Invitation to Submit an Application:  June 2020
• Application Submission Deadline: July 30, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) are eligible to be named as a Principal Investigator (PI) on applications. 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 FY20 OCRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award will not exceed $600,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 23, 2020