Released: January 15, 2015

Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriation Announcement

The Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Defense Appropriations Act provides $247.5 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The funding is provided to support select medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health.

Research support is restricted to the following congressionally directed topic areas:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Advanced Prosthetics
  • Arthritis
  • Burn Pit Exposure
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Chronic Migraine and Posttraumatic Headache
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dengue
  • Diabetes
  • DNA Vaccine Technology for Postexposure Prophylaxis
  • Dystonia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  • Food Allergies
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Healthcare-acquired Infection Reduction
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Malaria
  • Metals Toxicology
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Nanomaterials for Bone Regeneration
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pathogen-inactivated Dried Plasma
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
  • Psychotropic Medications
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Respiratory Health
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Women's Heart Disease

This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

FY15 PRMRP program announcements and general application instructions are anticipated to be posted on in Spring 2015. Application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This press release should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

All applications must conform to the final program announcements and application instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the ( website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

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