Released: July 8, 2009
Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09)
The Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) Defense Appropriations Act (Public Law 110-329) provides $35 million to the
Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP)to promote innovative research into
regenerating/repairing damaged spinal cords and improving rehabilitation therapies that offer real promise for
enhancing long-term care of wounded soldiers. The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative
research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research.
The vision of the SCIRP is to advance the understanding of spinal cord injury and ameliorate its consequences.
This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The FY09 SCIRP award mechanisms are listed in the table below. Mechanism-specific Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities, including the intent of the award mechanism, eligibility, and submission deadlines, and Application Instructions and General Information are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites (http://grants.gov and http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prorp.htm, respectively) in July 2009.
The FY09 PRORP will offer one additional award mechanism, the Clinical Consortium Award, which is expected to be released in late September.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Clinical Trial Award-Rehabilitation||Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)||
|Translational Research Partnership Award||Initiating Principal Investigator (PI): Must be an independent investigator
Partnering PI(s): Must be an independent investigator
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
Optional Collaborator: Must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
|Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award||Investigators at all levels of experience||
|Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
Optional Partnering PI(s): Must be an independent investigator
Information in this pre-announcement is being provided to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.
All applications 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 SCIRP 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 (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.
A pre-application (letter of intent or preproposal) is required for all award mechanisms and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (https://cdmrp.org) prior to application submission. Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.
Requests for email notification of the release of Program Announcements may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the SCIRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
- Gail Whitehead, Public Affairs Manager, CDMRP, 301-619-7783
Last updated Monday, January 25, 2016