DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command &
Fort Detrick Public Affairs/Marketing Office, Fort Detrick, Maryland


November 24, 2003

Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program for Fiscal Year 2004

The fiscal year 2004(FY04) Defense Appropriations Act provides $85 million to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) to support innovative research directed toward eliminating prostate cancer. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

The PCRP is releasing Program Announcements for ten different funding mechanisms in FY04. The Program Announcement name, its Program Announcement release date, and submission deadline are listed in the following table. Please note that eight Program Announcements are being released on November 24, 2003 and have a submission deadline of February 10, 2004. An additional reference synopsis table briefly describes each mechanism, eligibility, and submission requirements at http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/04pcrpreftable.pdf.

Program Announcement
Funding Mechanism
Program Announcement
Release Date
Submission Deadline:
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Idea Development Awards November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
New Investigator Award November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
Exploration-Resource Development Award November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
Postdoctoral Traineeship Award November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
Health Disparity Research-Prostate Scholar Award November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
Health Disparity Training-Prostate Scholar Award November 21, 2003 February 10, 2004
HBCU Summer Undergraduate Collaborative Training Awards November 21, 2003 June 15, 2004

Additional opportunities for prostate cancer research funding are available this year and will be released in early December 2003:

  1. HBCU Collaborative Partnership Awards
  2. Physcian Research Training Awards

Detailed descriptions of all mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY04 PCRP Program Announcement corresponding to that mechanism. Each Program Announcement can be downloaded from the CDMRP web site (http://cdmrp.army.mil) upon release. All applicants will be required to submit their proposals electronically as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Points of Contact:
Gail Whitehead, Public Affairs Coordinator, phone (301) 619-7783;
Leo Giambarresi, Ph.D., PCRP Program Manager, phone (301) 619-7071