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Synopsis of Current Program Announcements


FY15 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Therapeutic Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 18, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • New for FY15: Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application: May 11, 2015
Application: August 20, 2015
Therapeutic Idea Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 18, 2015
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $500,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application: May 11, 2015
Application: August 20, 2015

FY15 Autism Research Program (ARP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application: June 10, 2015
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2015
Application: October 1, 2015
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $340,000 in direct costs.
  • For multiple PIs, the combined funding for all PIs for the entire period of performance may not exceed $340,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application: June 10, 2015
Invitation to Submit an Application: July 2015
Application: October 1, 2015

FY15 Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 3, 2015
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $360,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application: April 21 2015
Application: July 21, 2015

FY15 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Innovator Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 3, 2015
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
  • Anticipated direct costs will not exceed $5M.
  • Associated indirect costs can be budgeted in accordance with the organization's negotiated rate.
Pre-Application (Nomination): April 24, 2015
Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: July 28, 2015
Invited Application: July 28, 2015
Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4 Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 3, 2015 Applications may be submitted under one of the following funding levels:
Funding Level 3:
  • Anticipated direct costs will not exceed $2.5M.
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
Funding Level 4:
  • Anticipated direct costs will not exceed $10M.
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
Both Funding Levels:
  • Associated indirect costs can be budgeted in accordance with the organization's negotiated rate.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): April 24, 2015
Invited Application: July 28, 2015
Distinguished Investigator Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 3, 2015
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
  • Anticipated direct costs will not exceed $3M.
  • Associated indirect costs can be budgeted in accordance with the organization's negotiated rate.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): April 24, 2015
Invited Application: July 28, 2015

FY15 Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 28, 2015 Preclinical Studies
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1.5 Million in total costs.
Clinical Trials
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $2 Million in total costs.
Pre-Application: June 1, 2015
Application: August 17, 2015

FY15 Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Joint En Route Care Training System of Systems Initiative Extramural:
Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)

Intramural:
Program Announcement / Application Instructions (external link)
March 9, 2015
  • Anticipate total (direct and indirect) costs will not exceed $1 million
  • The maximum period of performance is 1 year
Pre-Application: April 28, 2015
Pre-application submission is required. Application submission is by invitation only.
Extramural Application: July 21, 2015
Intramural Application: July 27, 2015

FY15 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 8, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $240,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 2, 2015
Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
Invited Application: September 16, 2015
Clinical Exploration Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 8, 2015 Clinical Trials
  • Maximum funding of $450,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years
Correlative Studies
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 2, 2015
Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
Invited Application: September 16, 2015
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 8, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $350,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 2, 2015
Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
Invited Application: September 16, 2015

FY15 Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Pilot Clinical Trial Award (New for FY15) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 28, 2015
  • Anticipated that budgets will not exceed $600,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 4, 2015
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 10, 2015
Investigator-Initiated Research Award (New for FY15) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 28, 2015
  • Anticipated that budgets will not exceed $600,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 4, 2015
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 10, 2015

FY15 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Translational Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 23, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $300,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance should not exceed 3 years
Pre-Application: May 6, 2015
Invitation to Submit an Application: June 2015
Application: August 5, 2015
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 23, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $450,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance should not exceed 3 years
Pre-Application: May 13, 2015
Invitation to Submit an Application: June 2015
Application: August 12, 2015
Ovarian Cancer Academy Award - Early-Career Investigator Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 23, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $725,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 5 years.
Pre-Application: May 13, 2015
Invitation to Submit an Application: June 2015
Application: August 12, 2015
Pilot Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
March 23, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.
Pre-Application: May 6, 2015
Invitation to Submit an Application: June 2015
Application: August 5, 2015

FY15 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 24, 2015
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $360,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 1, 2015
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: August 25, 2015
Idea Award with Special Focus Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 24, 2015
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 1, 2015
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: August 25, 2015
Translational Team Science Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 24, 2015
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,200,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 16, 2015
Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: September 29, 2015

FY15 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • Funding limit not defined; requested funding must be appropriate for the scope of work proposed
  • Maximum period of performance is 5 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 18, 2015
Application: October 22, 2015
Discovery Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $200,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 18 months
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): June 25, 2015
Application: July 9, 2015
Focused Program Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $10 million for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 5 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 18, 2015
Application: October 28, 2015
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $1.2 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs); $1.5 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for applications including a Partnering PI Option
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 11, 2015
Application: October 15, 2015
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
April 17, 2015
  • Maximum funding of $1.8 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 11, 2015
Application: October 15, 2015


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