Released: January 21, 2010
Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2010
The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $50 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).
The vision of the PRMRP is to identify and fund the best medical research to protect and support warfighters,
veterans, and all beneficiaries and to eradicate diseases that impact these populations. The PRMRP challenges the
scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY10 congressionally directed topic areas with original
ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to
improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools, or improvements in clinical policies/guidelines; or clinical trials that
address an immediate clinical need. 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).
FY10 PRMRP Congressionally Directed Topic Areas: The FY10 PRMRP will solicit research proposals for the following 19 topics areas: chronic migraine and post-traumatic headache; dystonia; drug abuse; epilepsy; fragile X syndrome; inflammatory bowel disease; interstitial cystitis; Listeria vaccine for infectious disease; lupus; mesothelioma; neuroblastoma; osteoporosis and related bone disease; Paget's disease; pheochromocytoma; polycystic kidney disease; post-traumatic osteoarthritis; scleroderma; social work research; and tinnitus.
The FY10 PRMRP 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://www.grants.gov and http://cdmrp.army.mil, respectively) in late January/early February 2010.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Concept Award||All Investigators||
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award||Assistant Professor level or above (or equivalent)||
|Technology/Therapeutic Development Award||Assistant Professor level or above (or equivalent)||
|Clinical Trial Award||Assistant Professor level or above (or equivalent)||
Information in this press release regarding the Concept Award, Investigator-Initiated Research Award,
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award, and Clinical Trial 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 relevant Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity, 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
The number of awards anticipated is based on available funds and the average cost of applications. The PRMRP 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 federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov (http://www.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. Pre-application and application submission deadlines will be listed in each Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.
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:
- Dorsey DuPont, 301-619-9783, and Gail Whitehead, 301-619-7783,
CDMRP Public Affairs, CDMRP.PublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil