Released: January 7, 2010
Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program
Funding for Fiscal Year 2010
The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $6 million to the Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)
to promote innovative research focused on lessening the impact of tuberous sclerosis complex. 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 mission of the TSCRP is to encourage innovative research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and to translate these findings to the care of individuals with TSC.
Within this context, the TSCRP encourages applications to the FY10 program that address these vital program focus areas:
- TSC-related cognitive and developmental studies.
- Innovative studies historically underrepresented in TSC research to include:
- TSC management in adults
- Skin involvement
- Individualized prognosis
- Epigenetic factors (with prognosis and variability issue)
- Cardiac involvement (lesions that spontaneously resolve), and
- Metabolic and nutritional effects.
FY10 TSCRP Program Announcements for proposals in the following mechanisms are anticipated to be posted and available on Grants.gov in February 2010.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Career Transition Award||Postdoctoral investigators with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience||
|Clinical Research Award||Principal Investigator (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)
|Exploration -Hypothesis Development Award||All levels of experience||
|Idea Development Award||Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)||
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 TSCRP 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 Announcements release may be sent to Help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the PCRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
- CDMRP Public Affairs, 301-619-7783