Released: February 10, 2010
Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2010
The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $8 million to the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)
to find and fund the best research to improve the lives of veterans with Gulf War Illness (GWI). 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 GWIRP encourages proposals that specifically address critical needs of ill Gulf War veterans in the following areas:
- Innovative Gulf War Illness research to identify effective treatments, improve definition and diagnosis, and better understand pathobiology and symptoms
- Research focusing on identification of objective measures to distinguish ill from healthy veterans (e.g. biomarkers), or potential treatment targets for GWI. Studies that characterize chronic effects of neurotoxic exposures encountered during the 1991 Persian Gulf War (at comparable dosages) are also acceptable.
- NEW for FY10: Proposals must utilize a case definition to distinguish ill Gulf War veterans consistent with the research questions or hypotheses proposed
FY10 GWIRP program announcements and application instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted and available on Grants.gov in March 2010.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Consortium Development Award||Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)||
|Clinical Trial Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award (ITEA)||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Investigator Initiated Research Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website
(http://cdmrp.org) prior to proposal submission. Proposals must be submitted
through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov. Individual program announcements and required
forms will also be found on the Grants.gov website (http://grants.gov).
Information in this pre-announcement is being provided to allow investigators time to plan and develop proposals. All proposals submitted must conform to the final program announcements, which will be posted on Grants.gov and the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil) at a later date. The number of awards anticipated in each mechanism is based on available funds, average cost of proposals, and quality of proposals received. The ALSRP reserves the right to make awards in greater or lesser numbers than anticipated.
Requests for email notification of the release of program announcements may be sent to Help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the ALSRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
- Gail Whitehead or Dorsey Dupont, Public Affairs, CDMRP, 301-619-7783