Gulf War Illness
Released: April 7, 2016
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16)
The FY16 Defense Appropriations Act provides $20 million (M) to the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) to support innovative, high-impact Gulf War Illness 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 the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The GWIRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY16 GWIRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in May 2016. 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.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Gulf War Illness Epidemiology Research Award||Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|New Investigator Award||
Transitioning Postdoctoral Fellow: Senior postdoctoral fellows who have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training.
Early-Career Investigator: Independent investigators within 5 years since their last training position.
New GWI Researcher: Established independent investigators who have received less than $300,000 in federally funded, non-mentored GWI research funding.)
|Clinical Partnership Award (NEW for FY15!)||Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award (NEW for FY15!)||Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Treatment Evaluation Award (NEW for FY15!)||Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (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 USAMRMC 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. For email notification when Program Announcements are released, go to the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil) and select Subscribe to Funding Opportunities & Program Communications. For more information about the GWIRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Friday, April 22, 2016