Released: January 12, 2010
Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2010
The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $3.75 million to the Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP)
to understand and cure bone marrow failure diseases. The BMFRP challenges the scientific community to design
innovative research that will advance the understanding of inherited and acquired bone marrow failure diseases,
to improve the health and life of individuals living with these diseases, with the ultimate goal of prevention
and/or cure. 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 FY10 BMFRP award mechanisms are listed in the table below. Mechanism-specific Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities, including submission deadlines, and General Application Instructions are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites (http://grants.gov and http://cdmrp.army.mil, respectively) in late January/early February 2010.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award||All Investigators||
|New Investigator Award||Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and within 6 years at current academic level||
Information in this press release regarding the Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award and the Therapeutic
Development Award mechanisms 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. Pre-application and application deadlines will not be
available until these program announcements are released.
The number of awards anticipated is based on available funds and the average cost of applications. The BMFRP reserves the right to make awards in greater or lesser numbers than anticipated based on the number and quality of applications received. Each Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity and the General Application Instructions, which detail the pre-application and application submission requirements and process, along with the required forms for application submission, will be available for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov) upon release.
Pre-application submission to the CDMRP eReceipt website https://cdmrp.org prior to application submission is required for all award mechanisms. Applications must be submitted through the US Federal Government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov (Grants.gov). Pre-application and application submission deadlines will be listed in the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.
Requests for email notification of the Program Announcements release may be sent to Help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the BMFRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil)
Point of Contact:
- Dorsey DuPont, 301-619-9783, and Gail Whitehead, 301-619-7783
CDMRP Public Affairs, CDMRP.PublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil