Spinal Cord Injury
Released: April 17, 2018
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18)
The FY18 Defense Appropriation provides $30 million (M) to the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) to support innovative, high-impact spinal cord injury research. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, J9 Research and Development 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) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).
The SCIRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY18 SCIRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in May 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.
For FY18, SCIRP encourages applications that address the critical needs of SCI research and patient care in one or more of the following FY18 Focus Areas:
- Bladder and bowel dysfunction and neuropathic pain
- Psychosocial issues relevant to SCI in individuals with SCI and their caregivers
- Rehabilitation and regeneration
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Clinical Trial Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Investigator-Initiated Research Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Qualitative Research Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)||
|Translational Research Award||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 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, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org. For more information about the SCIRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Tuesday, April 17, 2018