Released: September 28, 2015
Defense Health Program
Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson's Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2015
The Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Defense Appropriations Act provides $16 million (M) to the Department of Defense Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson's Research (NETPR) Program to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit leading to an understanding of the cause, prevention, and treatment of the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the Substantia nigra that result in Parkinson's disease (PD). Applications to the FY15 NETPR Program will be solicited by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The NETPR Program is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY15 NETPR Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the Depression Research Award and Career Progression Award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in October 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.
The mission of the NETPR Program is to:
- Identify surrogate markers of PD,
- Correlate distinctive clinical features with specific clusters of these markers, and
- Develop interventions in bio-molecular pathways that link markers and expressed clinical features in order to prevent or halt progression of the disease or improve the quality of life for PD patients.
|Award Mechanism||Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Depression Research Award||Independent investigators at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent).||
|Career Progression Award||
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 NETPR Program or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs