Released: August 6, 2009
Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)
Funding for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09)
Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) congressional appropriations have provided $20 million to the Department of
Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP). The program will support innovative and
competitive research focused on the development of integrated components to identify, treat, and manage early
curable lung cancer, and the establishment of a tissue bank.
The LCRP is interested in research proposals that address the following Areas of Emphasis:
- Identification or development of non-invasive or minimally invasive tools to improve the detection of the initial stages of lung cancer.
- Identification and development of tools for screening or early detection of lung cancer. Screening may include, but is not limited to, computed tomography scans, X-rays, other imaging, biomarkers, genetics/genomics/proteomics, and assessment of risk factors.
- Understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to clinically significant lung cancer.
- Identification of the mechanisms that lead to the development of the various types of lung cancer.
- Identification of innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of early lung cancer.
- Understanding predictive and prognostic markers to identify responders and non-responders.
- Understanding acquired resistance to treatment.
The FY09 LCRP is pleased to announce the release of the Concept, Clinical Fellow Research, Lung Cancer Promising
Clinician Research, Collaborative Translational Research Awards. The Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity,
including the intent of the award mechanism, eligibility, and submission deadlines and Application Instructions and
General Information have been posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp , respectively).
The FY09 LCRP will offer one additional award mechanism, the Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network Award, which is expected to be released late August or early September 2009. All released award mechanisms as well as the pending Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network Award are listed in the table below. Mechanism-specific Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities and Application Instructions and General Information are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites in August 2009.
Pre-applications submitted though CDMRP eReceipt System (http://cdmrp.org) are REQUIRED for all LCRP award mechanisms. Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov (http://grants.gov).
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Concept Award||All Investigators||
|Clinical Fellow Research Award||
|Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award||
|Collaborative Translational Research Award||Independent Investigators||
|Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network Award||
Information in this press release regarding the Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network Award is being provided to
allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. All applications submitted must conform to the
requirements specified in the Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities, which will be posted on Grants.gov at a
later date. The number of awards anticipated is based on available funds, average cost of applications, and quality
of applications received. The LCRP reserves the right to make awards in greater or lesser numbers than anticipated.
Each Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions, which detail the pre-application and
application submission requirements and process, along with the required forms for application submission, will be
available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website
(http://www.grants.gov) upon release. Program Announcements/Funding
Opportunities and Application Instructions will also be available on the CDMRP website
(http://cdmrp.army.mil). Pre-application and application submission deadlines
will be listed in the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity. Each award mechanism will require submission of a
pre-application (including a Letter of Intent or Preproposal ) through the CDMRP eReceipt website,
https://cdmrp.org. Applications must be submitted through the federal government's
single-entry portal, Grants.gov.
Requests for email notification of the Program Announcements release may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the LCRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
- Gail Whitehead, Public Affairs Coordinator, CDMRP, 301-619-7783