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Funding schedule (dates and deadlines)

We are inviting letters of intent and applications for our 2020 funding cycle.

Letter of Intent and Application Deadlines

Applications and letters of intent, except the CRC pre-application research plan and the Community-Led Conference Award letter of intent, must be submitted online through SmartSimple. Registration is required to access SmartSimple. Registration instructions are available in the "How to Apply" section of the Application Process page.

The investigator-initiated awards are offered once per year, and program initiatives are offered periodically. The submission deadlines are listed in the table below.

The IDEA and Translational Research Awards require a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a subsequent invitation from the CBCRP to submit a full application. 

IDEA and Translatiaonal Research Award LOI and Standard Conference Award application materials are available on SmartSimple.

CRC Award application materials are available on SmartSimple. Templates for CRC pre-application research plans and Community-Led Conference Award LOIs are available on the CBCRP website.

Program initiative award applications materials are available on SmartSimple.

Award type Application item

Submission deadlines

(12 noon PT)

IDEA Awards

LOI (required)

Full application

October 24, 2019

March 5, 2020

Translational Research Awards

LOI (required)

Full application

October 24, 2019

March 5, 2020

Community Research Collaboration Award

Pre-application research plan*


Full application

October 24, 2019


March 5, 2020

Standard Conference Award Full application November 4, 2019
Community-Led Conference Award

LOI (required)


Full application

November 4, 2019
February 27, 2020

* The pre-application research plan is optional, and appropriate for applicants who would like to receive feedback on their research plan prior to a full submission.