The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) strives to fund breast cancer research projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on breast cancer, particularly in multidisciplinary and/or multi-institutional collaborations. The FBCF believes that collaborative research is the path to making extraordinary leaps in the future of breast cancer, and by working together, we will make a difference and change the breast cancer landscape. 

As we work to end the suffering caused by breast cancer, FBCF continues to fund research that will reduce mortality rates, decrease chances of metastatis or relapse, improve current treatments, as well as provide pathways to discovering new therapies. 


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2022 Priority Areas:

  1. Basic, clinical (including novel diagnostic/therapeutic modalities), and translational breast cancer research.
  2. Understanding the links between environmental factors and breast cancer in Florida.
  3. Novel epidemiological studies to provide insight on opportunities for improving breast cancer detection and treatment in Florida.
  4. Psycho-immunologic mechanisms and breast cancer progression: implications for improving outcomes.
  5. Innovative awards and idea grants.

All applications must cover at least one of the priority areas.


2022 Special Emphasis Areas

  • Minority populations/disparities (high risk minority demographics/enrollment disparities)
  • Pregnancy/postpartum
  • Co-morbidities/adverse side effects


2022 Statement of Need

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation supports unique research projects or ideas (from small- to large-scale) that specifically focus on scientific and clinical breast cancer issues, which, if successfully addressed, could ultimately revolutionize the understanding and/or treatment of breast cancer and move closer to the goal of eradicating the disease. The critical components of this award mechanism are as follows:

Impact: The most important aspect of the grant is the potential of the proposed research to have a radical, revolutionary impact on an area of paramount importance in breast cancer. The potential impact may be near-term or long-term, but it must be transformative. It is the responsibility of the applicant to clearly and explicitly articulate the potential impact on breast cancer, including how it would be transformative.

Research Question: Research proposed under the grant must address an underexplored issue of critical significance in breast cancer. The FBCF particularly encourages applications that focus on less explored or poorly understood areas that are of high importance in breast cancer, such as those related to prevention, susceptibility, protection, recurrence, and metastasis. The proposed work must be based on a sound overall research strategy and may be from any discipline or combination of disciplines.

New Investigators and multi-disciplinary research teams: New investigators are considered to be in the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at their institution.  Multi-disciplinary research teams can be composed of investigators from all levels but should involve expertise from at least two or more different disciplines, such as a basic cancer biologist teamed with a medical oncologist or a chemist.


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 ***Please Note*** 
Adobe Acrobat is needed to complete the Scientific Research grant application. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat or are having issues with completing the application, please contact Jessica Kerr at and she will be able to provide you with the application as a Word document for easy completion.




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