DoD Prostate Cancer, Early Investigator Research Award

Funding Opportunity Number: HT942524PCRPEIRA

Deadline: August 30, 2024

Budget: The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY24 PCRP Early Investigator Research Award should not exceed $300,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.


The FY24 PCRP Early Investigator Research Award supports prostate cancer-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers under the guidance of one or more designated mentors. This opportunity allows early-career investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in prostate cancer research, and further their intellectual development as prostate cancer researchers of the future. All application components for the FY24 PCRP Early Investigator Research Award are to be written by the Principal Investigator (PI), with appropriate direction from the mentor(s).

Research Approach

Proposed research ideas are required to address one or more of the FY24 PCRP Overarching Challenges. Projects that specifically address the FY24 PCRP Overarching Challenge to advance health equity and reduce disparities in prostate cancer are strongly encouraged. The scientific rationale and experimental methodology should demonstrate in-depth analysis of the research problem presented. The feasibility of the research design and methods should be well defined, and a clear plan should be articulated as to how the proposed goals of the project can be achieved. Inclusion of preliminary data relevant to prostate cancer and the proposed project is encouraged but not required. Any preliminary data provided should be from the PI, mentor(s), or member(s) of the collaborating team. Additionally, required resources should be identified and supported through documentation. Research involving human subjects and human anatomical substances is permitted; however, clinical trials are not allowed under this funding opportunity.

For more information, please see the opportunity webpage.