Reconstructive Transplant Research
Released: May 31, 2018
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Reconstructive Transplant Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18)
The FY18 Defense Appropriation provides $12 million (M) to the Department of Defense Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP) to support research projects that specifically address needs in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA). The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).
The RTRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY18 RTRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in June 2018. 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.
Focus Areas: The FY18 RTRP encourages research projects that specifically address needs in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) in the following focus areas:
- Reduce the risks of VCA-associated immunotherapy
- Revolutionize ex vivo VCA tissue preservation strategies to extend the timeline between procurement and transplantation
- Identify near- and long-term functional, quality-of-life, and psychosocial outcomes in VCA
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Concept Award (CA)||Investigators at or above the level of postdoctoral fellow (or equivalent)||
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA)||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
Multiple PI Option:
|Qualitative Research Award (QRA)||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
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 and other USAMRMC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released. 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 RTRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Thursday, May 31, 2018