Gulf War Illness
Released: March 2, 2017
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017
Due to the current Continuing Resolution, the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill has not been passed. Although funds have not been appropriated for the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP), the GWIRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.
FY17 GWIRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in May 2017. 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, and funding of research projects received in response to these Program Announcements is contingent on the availability of Federal funds appropriated for the GWIRP.
As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA), J9 Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
Award Mechanisms:The following mechanisms are planned for release:
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|New for FY17!
Qualitative Research Award
|Independent investigators at all academic levels.||
|New for FY17!
Biospecimen Resource Network Award
|Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) with access to the appropriate facilities.||
|New for FY17!
Clinical Consortium Award
|The Operations Center Principal Investigator must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent) with experience in developing and running large-scale initiatives such as clinical trials or consortia.||
|Modified for FY17!
Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
|Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).||
Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released. A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.
Full 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. All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from Grants.gov. 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.
For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org. For more information about the GWIRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Friday, March 3, 2017