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FY14 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 3, 2014 Applications may be submitted under one of the following funding levels:
Funding Level 1:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $350,000 in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Funding Level 2:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $700,000 in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Both Funding Levels:
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): December 3, 2014
Application: December 17, 2014
Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4 Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 3, 2014 Applications may be submitted under one of the following funding levels:
Funding Level 3:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $2.5 million (M) in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
Funding Level 4:
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $10M in direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 5 years.
Both Funding Levels:
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): October 22, 2014
Invited Application: January 29, 2015

FY14 Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Neurosensory and Rehabilitation Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
November 13, 2014
    For Applied Research:
  • The maximum allowable funding (total costs) for the entire period of performance is $1,500,000.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
    For Clinical Trials:
  • The maximum allowable funding (total costs) for the entire period of performance is $3,000,000.
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application: December 10, 2014
Application submission is by invitation only
Application: February 11, 2015

FY14 Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award 2 Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 4, 2014
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $450,000 for direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): October 28, 2014
Invitation to Submit an Application: December 2014
Invited Application: January 27, 2015

FY14 Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Award (OPORA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
October 6, 2014 The FY14 OPORA offers two funding levels:
    Funding Level 1:
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable total (direct and indirect) costs for the entire period of performance are $500,000.
    Funding Level 2:
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The allowable range of total (direct and indirect) costs for the entire period of performance is between $500,000 and $3.5 million (M), depending on the individual research project.
  • The requested budget level should be appropriate for the scope of research proposed.
Pre-Application: November 12, 2014
Application submission is by invitation only.
Application: January 16, 2015

FY14 Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program (PRARP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Convergence Science Research Award (CSRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 11, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $500,000 plus indirect costs.
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's rate agreement.
Pre-Application: October 16, 2014
Application: January 14, 2015
Quality of Life Research Award (QUAL) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 11, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $500,000 plus indirect costs.
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's rate agreement.
Pre-Application: October 16, 2014
Application: January 14, 2015
Military Risk Factors Research Award (MRFA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 11, 2014
  • Maximum funding of $5,500,000 in total costs.
  • Period of performance not to exceed 4 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's rate agreement.
Pre-Application: October 16, 2014
Application: January 14, 2015

FY14 Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Neurosensory and Rehabilitation Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
November 13, 2014
    For Applied Research:
  • The maximum allowable funding (total costs) for the entire period of performance is $1,500,000.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
    For Clinical Trials:
  • The maximum allowable funding (total costs) for the entire period of performance is $3,000,000.
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application: December 10, 2014
Application submission is by invitation only
Application: February 11, 2015
Investigational Treatments for TBI and PTSD Clinical Trial Award (ITTPCTA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 19, 2014
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $2,500,000 in total costs (including indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application: November 6, 2014
Application: January 23, 2015
Community Partners in Mental Health Research Award (CPMHRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions (external link)
September 19, 2014
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $2,500,000 in total costs (including indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application: November 6, 2014
Application: January 23, 2015


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