Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Programs: Career Catalyst Grants 2016-2017

Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.

These grants are intended to foster promising breast cancer researchers who are in the early stages of their faculty careers.

Two Research Focus Areas are included in this mechanism:

Career Catalyst Research Grants – Basic and Translational Research

This grant mechanism is appropriate for both basic (i.e. PhD) or clinical (i.e. MD) fellows proposing research projects that are laboratory- or field- based and do not meet Komen’s definition of clinical research. Studies focusing on quality of life or survivorship issues are not appropriate for this mechanism.

Career Catalyst Research Grants – Clinical Research

This grant mechanism is appropriate for clinical (i.e. MD) fellows/faculty proposing clinical, patient-oriented research projects that involve direct interactions with human subjects/patients. This includes studies such as therapeutic interventions or clinical trials. Komen defines clinical research as hypothesis driven, patient-oriented research for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects/patients, in conjunction with laboratory-based research, as appropriate. This includes studies such as therapeutic interventions or clinical trials.

Funding & Duration

Up to US $450,000 (approx. AUD $622,000) in total, (approx. AUD $207,000 per year, for up to 3 years).


Refer to the Announcement & Instructions (PDF) document for details.

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

  • 14 July 2016 – Letter of Intent (LOI) via proposalCENTRAL
  • Copy of LOI forwarded to the Research Branch ASAP.
  • 15 November 2016 – full applications (by invitation only) submitted to the Research Branch for internal review.
  • Email:

Further Information

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