Released: April 15, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEUROFIBROMATOSIS RESEARCH PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2013
The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides $15 million to the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP). 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 NFRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow time to plan and develop applications. FY13 NFRP program announcements and general application instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in May 2013. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
Areas of Emphasis: The FY13 NFRP encourages research projects applications that specifically address the critical needs of the NF community in the following areas of emphasis:
- Cognitive and social dysfunction in the setting of NF;
- Drug discovery for the treatment of NF;
- Heterogeneity of neurofibromas and other NF-related tumors using genomics, epigenetics, systems biology, or other similar approaches;
- Manifestations of NF post-adolescence;
- Novel disease markers such as imaging and proteomics of NF;
- Pain in the setting of NF.
|Award Mechanism||PI Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Clinical Trial Award||Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)||
|Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award||All levels of experience||
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award||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) or an established investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor seeking to transition into a career in NF research||
All applications must conform to the final program announcements and general application instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website upon official announcement of funding opportunity release. Submission deadlines will not be available until the program announcements are released. Requests for email notification of the program announcements release may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the NFRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
- CDMRP Public Affairs