Released: January 7, 2010
Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2010
The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $13.75 million to the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)
to find and fund the best research to eradicate the clinical impact of neurofibromatosis (NF) and Schwannomatosis.
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 NFRP encourages proposals that specifically address critical needs of the NF community in the following areas:
- Complications of neurofibromatosis with high mortality such as neoplasms and cerebrovascular abnormalities;
- Complications of neurofibromatosis with high morbidity such as skeletal maladies, learning deficits, hormone-associated effects, and pain;
- Refinement and standardization of imaging techniques, molecular and cellular markers, and quality of life metrics for use in future clinical trials
- Translational research such as the development or preclinical testing of therapeutic agents for the treatment of neurofibromatosis.
FY10 NFRP Program Announcements for proposals in the following mechanisms are anticipated to be posted and
available on Grants.gov in January and February 2010.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Clinical Trial Award||All levels of experience||
|Exploration -Hypothesis Development Award||All levels of experience||
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award||PI: Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)
Optional Qualified Collaborator: Must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award - Focused Research||PI: Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of
Assistant Professor (or equivalent)
Optional Qualified Collaborator: Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)
|New Investigator Award||Must be an independent investigator at or below the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) with less than $300,000 direct costs in previous NF-related federal funding||
|Postdoctoral Traineeship||Postdoctoral Ph.D. PIs:
The government reserves the right to make changes to the award mechanisms offered and the mechanism elements if
necessary. The number of awards anticipated is based on available funds, average cost of proposals, and quality of
proposals received. The NFRP reserves the right to make awards in greater or lesser numbers than anticipated. All
applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and application instructions that will be available
for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for
each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be
obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
A pre-application is required for all award mechanisms and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://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 Program Announcement release may be sent to Help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the PRMRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
- CDMRP Public Affairs, 301-619-7783