DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health  Program Cover Image

In Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07), Congress appropriated funding for traumatic brain injury and psychological health research in response to the traumatic brain injuries sustained and psychological health issues experienced by our deployed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The current Peer-Reviewed Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program (TBIPHRP) complements ongoing DOD efforts toward promoting a better standard of care for psychological health and traumatic brain injury in the areas of prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

To efficiently manage the TBIPHRP, CDMRP will utilize its two tiered review process (https://cdmrp.army.mil/about/2tierRevProcess).  The TBIPHRP released a Request for Information to support market research in the identification of knowledge gaps, outcomes, and product needs in traumatic brain injury and psychological health research.  This information will be leveraged in the planning and execution of a Stakeholders meeting where subject matter experts and individuals with lived experience (consumers) will discuss the research landscape, gaps, and recommendations on how the TBIPHRP can make an impact.  Following the Stakeholders meeting, a Vision Setting will be convened to recommend an FY21 investment strategy based on stakeholder input and Congressional guidance and intent.  It is anticipated that FY21 TBIPHRP funding opportunities will be announced on this website and Grants.gov by July-August 2021. 

Management History

  • FY07 - CDMRP managed the appropriations for psychological health (including PTSD) and traumatic brain injury as the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP).
  • FY08 - No PH/TBIRP funds were appropriated.
  • FY09-20 - PH/TBIRP appropriations were managed by USAMRDC-based research program areas aligned with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and the Defense Health Agency. CDMRP provided program and award management support as requested during this time.  Additional information about the PH/TBIRP can be found here: https://cdmrp.army.mil/phtbi/default
  • FY21 - CDMRP assigned to manage the Peer-Reviewed Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program congressionally-directed appropriation. 

Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $175 million
    FY21

Last updated Monday, March 8, 2021