DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command


December 13, 2000
For Immediate Release:
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program for 2001

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Defense Appropriations Act provides $100M to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). This program has been administered since FY97 by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

FY01 PCRP Program Announcement I invites proposal submissions through three mechanisms: Idea Development Awards, New Investigator Awards, and Postdoctoral Traineeship Awards. The proposal receipt deadline for these mechanisms is March 21, 2001. A proposal body limit of 10 pages (to include all figures, tables, graphs, and photographs) applies to proposals in all award categories. Detailed descriptions of each award category, evaluation criteria and proposal submission requirements can be found in FY01 PCRP Program Announcement I. This document may be downloaded from the CDMRP web site (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Idea Development Awards are designed for independent investigators at the Assistant Professor level or above who are established prostate cancer investigators and those investigators who want to move into the prostate cancer field. Preliminary data are required for submission. Funding may be requested for up to $375,000 per award (direct costs) for a 3-year period.

New Investigator Awards are designed for independent investigators who are in the early phases of their research careers and for established investigators new to prostate cancer research. Preliminary data are not required for submission. Funding may be requested for up to $225,000 per award (direct costs) for a 3-year period.

Postdoctoral Training Awards are designed for recent doctoral degree graduates with limited postdoctoral experience (3 years or less at the time of proposal submission). Funding may be requested for up to $98,000 per award, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs, for a 2-year period.

FY01 PCRP Program Announcement II invites proposals in four new award mechanisms: clinical trials, research consortium development, institutional training, and scholar awards. The institutional training awards are Historically Black College and University/Minority Institution focused. FY01 PCRP Program Announcement II is anticipated to be released in January 2001, and receipt of proposals is expected in May or June of 2001.

For more information about the PCRP and other CDMRP-sponsored programs and events, please visit the CDMRP web site at http://cdmrp.army.mil.