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Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Projects (Round 5)

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Public Agencies
for Breast Cancer Research and Education Programs

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New York State Department of Health (DOH) and New York State Health Research Science Board (HRSB)

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Deadline Date:

12/06/18 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to New York nonprofits and governmental organizations to support research related to breast cancer treatment, prevention, biology, prevention, detection or screening, survivorship, causation, or cure. Funding may also be used to research the possible links between exposure to pesticides and breast cancer.

The Health Research Science Board (HRSB) wishes to stimulate and support research related to breast cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment (including treatment of its effects), survivorship or cure. Any investigative approach appropriate to the application topic may be pursued, including, but not limited to, basic, translational, clinical, demographic, mapping, epidemiological, environmental, behavioral or psychosocial research.

The HRSB also supports activities related to studying the possible links between exposure to pesticides and breast cancer, including review of researcher applications requesting confidential data from the Pesticide Registry maintained by the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Responsive applications include the following projects:
- Highly speculative, exploratory, or high-risk – may not have preliminary data, but have the potential for high scientific payoff
- Application or development of state-of-the-art technologies, tools or resources for breast cancer
- Innovative or developmental – focus on exceptionally promising topics and have some pilot data, but not yet sufficiently mature to compete successfully for funding for a full-scale study
- Testing new hypotheses based on research grounded in a non-breast cancer research area

The HRSB seeks to fund research projects in which there is a high likelihood that the results will yield the opportunity to apply for future funding from other sources. NOTE: Funded projects shall not include program implementation which goes beyond the contract period; the contractor should plan to pursue other sources of funding for future implementation or further examination.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154146

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Number of Grants:

Approximately five to seven awards will be given.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The annual direct costs for a single award are capped at $150,000 per year. Additionally, funds will be available to support Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs up to 20 percent of modified total direct costs.

Term of Contract:

It is expected that contracts resulting from this RFA will have the following time period: 9/1/2019 through 8/31/2021 for a multi-year term of up to two years. Contracts will not be renewable.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be a not-for-profit organization or governmental organization in New York State. Awarded organization will be expected to monitor the use of funds, maintain individual accounts and fulfill other fiscal management criteria. Subcontracting and collaborating organizations may include public, not-for-profit and for-profit entities within or outside of New York State.

The eligible Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) is designated by the application organization, has the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed Workplan, and is not a postdoctoral fellow or other dependent research staff.

An eligible organization is not limited to the number of applications it can submit in response to this RFA provided that each application is scientifically distinct. However, the eligible PI/PD may submit only one application in response to this RFA, regardless of the organization under which (s)he submits the applications. If an eligible PI/PD submits more than one application, all applications from that PI/PD will be disqualified and will not be forwarded to peer review.

Eligibility to apply also includes the following mandatory items:
- The PI/PD is not restricted from receiving Public Health Service (PHS) funding or debarred by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other federal or New York State government entity
- The applicant organization is Prequalified in the NYS Grants Gateway, if not exempt (see RFA Section IV. M.)
- The PI/PD has not submitted more than one application
- The application does not propose support for a research center
- The application does not propose support for a Phase III clinical trial
- The application does not propose expansion of enrollment for an ongoing clinical trial

Submission of an application certifies that the applicant organization and the PI/PD meet the eligibility criteria stated here.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An applicant conference will be held on October 24, 2018 At 10:30AM EST to give potential applicants the opportunity to receive an overview of the RFA and ask specific questions.

The conference will be held via webinar (WebEx) only. The Department requests that potential applicants register for this webinar by emailing The Department will send a confirmation email with instructions for joining the conference to all registrants.

Pre-Application Information:

The prospective applicant organization is strongly encouraged to complete and submit a Letter of Intent.

Submission of a Letter of Intent is not a requirement or obligation upon the applicant to submit an application in response to this RFA. Applications may be submitted without first having submitted a Letter of Intent.

Staff will be available at the phone number and email address in Contact Information to answer questions about the RFA during regular business hours and up to 4PM on the application due date.

Schedule of Events

- Letter of Intent Due (Strongly Encouraged): October 18, 2018
- Applicant Conference Registration Due: October 19, 2018
- Applicant Conference: October 24, 2018 At 10:30AM EST
- Questions Due: October 29, 2018
- Questions, Answers and Updates Posted (On or About): November 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM
- Applications Due: December 6, 2018 by 4:00PM EST

More information:

Grants Gateway Videos (includes a document vault tutorial and an application tutorial) on YouTube:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Charles Burns
(518) 474-7002

Extramural Grants Administration
New York State Department of Health
Wadsworth Center
Empire State Plaza, Room D350
PO Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 17986/NYS Grants Gateway # DOH01-ROWLEY-2019

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York