Released: March 2, 2015
Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15)
The FY15 Defense Appropriations Act provides $15 million (M) to the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) to support innovative, high-impact NF research. Applications to the FY15 NFRP are being solicited by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). The executing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The NFRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY15 NFRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in April/May 2015. Pre-application (Letter of Intent) 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.
Areas of Emphasis: The NFRP encourages applications that specifically address the critical needs of the NF community in one or more of the FY15 Areas of Emphasis. Not all Areas of Emphasis are applicable to each award mechanism offered by the FY15 NFRP. If the proposed research project does not address one of the FY15 Areas of Emphasis, justification that the proposed research project addresses an important problem related to NF research and/or patient care should be provided.
- Health services for NF
- Heterogeneity of neurofibromas and other NF-related tumors
- Manifestations of NF post-adolescence
- Mechanisms of pain
- Novel disease markers for NF using genomics, epigenetics, system biology, metabolomics or other similar approaches
- Target identification and drug discovery for the treatment of NF
- Environmental, nutritional, and other modifiers of NF
|Award Mechanism||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||
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 NFRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs