Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Prostate Cancer Research Program -- Physician Research Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Physician Research Award supports a mentored research experience to prepare physicians with clinical duties and/or responsibilities for productive careers in prostate cancer research. The mentored physician is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application. This award emphasizes equally the quality of the proposed research project and the career development of the PI, which should prepare physicians for careers in basic, population science, translational, or clinical prostate cancer research. All applications for the Physician Research Award are to be written by the PI, with appropriate direction from the Mentor(s).  

• Required Pre-Application Deadline:  June 6, 2019
• Application Submission Deadline:  June 27, 2019

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Areas of Interest

The mission of the FY19 PCRP is to fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of Service members, Veterans, and all the men and their families who are experiencing the impact of the disease. Within this context, the PCRP is interested in supporting research that addresses specific gaps in prostate cancer research and clinical care. Therefore, applications are required to address one or more of the following FY19 PCRP Overarching Challenges:

• Improve the quality of life for survivors of prostate cancer

• Develop treatments that improve outcomes for men with lethal prostate cancer

• Reduce lethal prostate cancer in African Americans, Veterans, and other high-risk populations

• Define the biology of lethal prostate cancer to reduce death

Eligibility Requirements

The PI must be a physician with clinical duties and/or responsibilities who, at the application submission deadline, is either: ○ In the last year of an accredited graduate medical education program, either as a resident or fellow, or ○ Within 5 years of having initiated his/her first faculty appointment (including Instructor positions)



Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY19 PCRP Physician Research Award will not exceed $750,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 6, 2019