Breast Cancer Alliance - Exceptional Project Grant - 2019

The Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Projects Grants are available by institutional nomination only. Please note, only TWO applications will be accepted from each BWH department (or division within the Department of Medicine) to be considered as the BWH nominee. Please seek approval from your department chair or division chief before submitting your application.


Eligible Faculty:   BWH faculty at any career stage

Focus:  Breast cancer research

Nominations Available to BWH: 2

Funding and Award Period: $100,000 for one year (Administrative costs, which are included in the $100,000 award, must be limited to 8% of grant funds, but BWH will cover the difference to meet the 15% minimum.)

Program Description:  The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure.

The research project must be directly related to the field of breast cancer. Areas of relevant research may include but are not limited to: diagnosis, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies, prevention and clinical studies.

Eligibility Criteria: BWH faculty at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer. 

*Allowable costs under this award:  8% of the total $100,000 grant may be utilized for indirect costs. (However, BWH will cover the difference to meet the 15% minimum.)

For questions regarding the internal application submission or nomination process, please contact

Additional information about this opportunity is available on Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Projects Grants website

Applications accepted from 02/22/2019 9AM to 03/20/2019 11PM.