Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)

by the CDMRPs


The Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) is a funding initiative of the Department of Defense (DoD) that supports innovative cancer research. Established in 2009, the program aims to promote and fund cutting-edge cancer research that addresses the needs of military service members, veterans, and their families, as well as the general public. The PRCRP supports a wide range of research topics, including cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment, and has a particular focus on supporting research that is high-risk, high-reward, and likely to make a significant impact in the field of cancer research. The program is administered by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) and is funded through the Department of Defense’s annual appropriations.

First Pre-applications due May 25, 2023, so start drafting your proposals today!


  1. Advancing Clinical Care through Clinical Trials Award
  2. Translational Team Science Award
  3. Impact Award
  4. Career Development Award
  5. Idea Award
  6. Patient Well-Being and Survivorship Award

To be considered for funding, applications for the FY23 PRCRP Advancing Cancer Care through Clinical Trials (ACCCT) Award must address at least one of the congressionally directed FY23 PRCRP Topic Areas.

Bladder cancer
Blood cancers
Brain cancer
Colorectal cancer
Endometrial cancer
Esophageal cancer
Germ cell cancers
Head and Neck cancer
Liver cancer
Metastatic cancers
Pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancers1
Pediatric brain tumors
Stomach cancer
Thyroid cancer
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome malignancies (excluding cancers of the kidney and pancreas)