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Find and fund the best research to eradicate diseases and support the warfighter for the benefit of the American public


We provide hope by promoting innovative research, recognizing untapped opportunities, creating partnerships, and guarding the public trust

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

The CDMRP originated in 1992 via a Congressional appropriation to foster novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders-the American public, the military, and Congress.

Hallmarks of the CDMRP include:

The CDMRP fills research gaps by funding high impact, high risk and high gain projects that other agencies may not venture to fund. While individual programs are unique in their focus, all of the programs managed by the CDMRP share the common goal of advancing paradigm shifting research, solutions that will lead to cures or improvements in patient care, or breakthrough technologies and resources for clinical benefit. The CDMRP strives to find and fund the best research for the benefit of the American public, military personnel, and their families.

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