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Funding Opportunity for Collaborative Breast Cancer Research


Birmingham, Ala. — The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is currently accepting proposals for a two-year collaborative breast cancer research award among the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Southern Research Institute and/or HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Projects may focus on any area of breast cancer research, which may include, but is not limited to: personalized medicine, prevention, early detection, drug discovery, immunotherapy, genomics and new breast cancer treatments. The approved project will receive $50,000 annually for two consecutive years, totaling $100,000 of support to the selected project.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is a nonprofit organization raising funding and awareness for breast cancer research in Alabama.

“Since the organization began in 1996, the BCRFA has invested over $5.8 million to breast cancer research initiatives in Alabama. We are excited to launch this new grant supporting collaborative breast cancer research,” stated Beth Bradner Davis, BCRFA executive director.

The goals for launching the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Collaboration Award are as follows: to encourage collaborative research among top researchers in Alabama in the field of breast cancer research; to help support basic research which can be emerge into translational research; to offer financial support to promising breast cancer research in Alabama helping fund initial research so that the project can support future funding from national funders; and to offer hope to those affected by breast cancer and ultimately save lives through breast cancer research.

Proposals must be submitted for consideration to the BCRFA by August 31. To request a copy of the submission guidelines and further details on the inaugural award, please call 205-996-5463 or email [email protected]

“One project will be selected this year for the inaugural Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Collaboration Award,” stated Davis. “Individual, corporate and foundation support enable the BCRFA to fund – or more – BCRFA Collaboration Awards possible per year.”

Further information on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama may be found at

About the BCRFA

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has raised over $5.8 million to fund research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and with their collaborative partners. All funds raised stay here in the state of Alabama, but the research will have a global, life-saving impact.

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