Released: March 2, 2015
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15)
The FY15 Defense Appropriations Act provides $10.5 million (M) to the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) to support innovative, high-impact lung cancer research. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The executing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The LCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY15 LCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in April 2015. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
Applications submitted to the FY15 LCRP must address at least one of the following Areas of Emphasis:
- Identification or development of noninvasive or minimally invasive tools to improve the detection of the initial stages of lung cancer.
- Identification, development, and/or building upon already existing tools for screening or early detection of lung cancer. Screening may include, but is not limited to, imaging modalities, biomarkers, genetics / genomics / proteomics / metabolomics / transcriptomics, and assessment of risk factors.
- Understanding the molecular mechanisms of progression to clinically significant lung cancer.
- Understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to various subtypes of lung cancer.
- Identification of innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of early and/or localized lung cancer.
- Understanding predictive and prognostic markers to identify responders and nonresponders.
- Understanding susceptibility or resistance to treatment.
Military Relevance: The FY15 LCRP strongly encourages research projects that are relevant to the health care needs of military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. Investigators are encouraged to consider the following characteristics as examples of how a project may demonstrate military relevance:
- Use of military or Veteran populations or data in the proposed research
- Collaboration with DoD or VA investigators
- Involvement of military consultants (Army, Air Force) or specialty leaders (Navy, Marine Corps) to the Surgeons General in a relevant specialty area
- Explanation of how the project addresses an aspect of lung cancer that has direct relevance to military Service Members, Veterans, their families, or other military health system beneficiaries.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Concept Award||Investigators at all academic levels||
|Career Development Award||
|Clinical Exploration Award||Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)||
|Idea Development Award||Established Investigators: Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent); or
New Investigators: Investigators that meet the following criteria at the application submission deadline date:
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. 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. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov. Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released. Requests for email notification of the Program Announcements release may be sent to help@eBRAP.org. For more information about the LCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs