Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Released: October 16, 2018
Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program
Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)
The FY19 Defense Appropriations Act provides $10 million (M) to the Department of Defense Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) to support innovative and high-impact research into preclinical development of therapeutics for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA), 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).
The ALSRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY19 ALSRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in November 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.
The mission of the ALSRP is to fund innovative preclinical research to develop new treatments for ALS for the benefit of Service members, Veterans, and the general public.
The following mechanisms are planned for release:
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
|Therapeutic Development Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels||
|Therapeutic Idea Award||Independent investigators at all academic levels||
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 ALSRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Tuesday, October 16, 2018