DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Synopsis of Current Program Funding Opportunities


FY18 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Therapeutic Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 10, 2018
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs for the standard award.
  • Maximum funding of $1,250,000 for direct costs for submissions under the Therapeutically Relevant Marker Option.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 22, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: October 11, 2018
Therapeutic Idea Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 10, 2018
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • Maximum funding of $500,000 for direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 22, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: October 11, 2018


FY18 Autism Research Program (ARP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
Early-Career Investigator Partnering PI Option:
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,155,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
Pre-Application:
July 5, 2018

Invitation to Submit an Application:
August 10, 2018

Application:
October 4, 2018
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $500,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • For multiple PIs, the combined funding for all PIs for the entire period of performance may not exceed $500,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
Pre-Application:
July 5, 2018

Invitation to Submit an Application:
August 10, 2018

Application:
October 4, 2018
Clinical Translational Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $500,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
Pre-Application:
July 5, 2018

Invitation to Submit an Application:
August 10, 2018

Application:
October 4, 2018


FY18 Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 1, 2018
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • Maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $325,000 in direct costs. (plus indirect costs)
Pre-Application (Preproposal): July 16, 2018

Application: November 1, 2018

FY18 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Era of Hope Scholar Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 27, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $2.5M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 16, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: June 4, 2018

Application: May 30, 2018
Innovator Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 27, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $5M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): May 15, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: August 17, 2018

Invited Application: August 14, 2018
Breakthrough Levels 1 and 2 Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 27, 2018 Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $375,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Funding Level 1 with Partnering PI Option:
  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Funding Level 2:
  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Funding Level 2 with Partnering PI Option:
  • Maximum funding of $1M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 16, 2018

Application: May 30, 2018
Breakthrough Levels 3 and 4 Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 27, 2018 Funding Level 3:
  • Maximum funding of $2.5M in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Funding Level 3 with Partnering PI Option:
  • Maximum funding of $4M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Funding Level 4 and Funding Level 4 with Partnering PI Option:
  • Maximum funding of $10M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): May 15, 2018

Invited Application: August 14, 2018
Distinguished Investigator Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 27, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $3M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): May 15, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: August 17, 2018

Invited Application: August 14, 2018
Breakthrough Fellowship Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 27, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $300,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 16, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: June 4, 2018

Application: May 30, 2018


FY18 Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
FY18 Military Performance Optimization Research Award (MPORA) Program Announcement March 1, 2018
  • Anticipated thatbudgets will not exceed $1.25 million in total costs.
  • Period of performance should not exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
April 11, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application:
July 25, 2018
GWIRP

FY18 Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum funding of $1,016,000 for direct costs with the Biorepository Contribution Option (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): July 13, 2018

Application: November 8, 2018
Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum directs costs and period of performance vary based on Tier:
    • Discovery Tier: Maximum funding of $230,000 or $246,000 with the Biorepository Contribution Option for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for a maximum of 2 years.
    • Applied Research Tier: Maximum funding of $700,000 or $716,000 with the Biorepository Contribution Option for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for a maximum of 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): July 13, 2018

Application: November 8, 2018
Qualitative Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $400,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): July 13, 2018

Application: November 8, 2018
LCRP

FY18 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Concept Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $100,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 1 year
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): July 26, 2018

Letter of Intent is required.

Application: August 9, 2018
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): September 6, 2018

Letter of Intent is required.

Application: September 26, 2018
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $350,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 26, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: September 26, 2018
Investigator Initiated Translational Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $400,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 26, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: September 26, 2018
Translational Research Partnership Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $900,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 26, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: September 26, 2018


MSRP

FY18 Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 4, 2018
  • Anticipated that budgets will not exceed $600,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 26, 2018

Preproposal is required;
application submission is by invitation only.

Application: October 18, 2018
Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 4, 2018
  • Anticipated that budgets will not exceed $150,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 26, 2018

Preproposal is required;
application submission is by invitation only.

Application: October 18, 2018

FY18 Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Clinical Trial Award Investigational New Drug (IND) Documentation Form
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $800,000 in direct costs ($1,000,000 in direct costs if requesting a Collaborator).
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 26, 2018

Application:
August 9, 2018
Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $100,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 26, 2018

Application:
August 9, 2018
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $525,000 in direct costs ($575,000 direct costs if requesting an Optional Qualified Collaborator).
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 26, 2018

Application:
August 9, 2018
New Investigator Award Program Announcement
New Investigator Award Eligibility Statement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $450,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 26, 2018

Application:
August 9, 2018
Early Investigator Research Award Program Announcement
Early Investigator Research Award Eligibility Statement
Early Investigator Research Award Academic Statement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $200,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 26, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation:
August 14, 2018

Application:
August 9, 2018

FY18 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 12, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum funding of $800,000 for direct costs with a qualified nested Early Career Investigator (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (LOI):
July 25, 2018

Application:
August 8, 2018
Omics Consortium Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 12, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $400,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.
Pre-Application (LOI):
July 25, 2018

Application:
August 8, 2018
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 12, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $450,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application:
May 30, 2018

Invitation to Submit an Application:
Early July, 2018

Application:
August 22, 2018
Ovarian Cancer Academy Award - Early-Career Investigator Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 12, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $725,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (LOI):
July 25, 2018

Application:
August 8, 2018
Pilot Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 12, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application:
May 30, 2018

Invitation to Submit an Application:
Early July, 2018

Application:
August 22, 2018

FY18 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Impact Award*

* New for FY18
Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
June 20, 2018

Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.

Application: September 26, 2018
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $360,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
August 28, 2018

Application: September 26, 2018
Idea Award with Special Focus Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
June 20, 2018

Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.

Application:
September 26, 2018
Translational Team Science Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 3, 2018
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
June 20, 2018

Preproposal is required; Application submission is by invitation only.

Application:
September 26, 2018

FY18 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 8, 2018
  • No maximum funding limit; requested funding must be appropriate for the scope of work proposed
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 25, 2018

Application: September 27, 2018
Discovery Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 25, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $200,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 18 months
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): June 14, 2018

Application: June 28, 2018
Focused Program Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 25, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $10 million for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 19, 2018

Application: September 20, 2018
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 25, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $1.2 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs); $1.5 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for applications including a Partnering PI Option
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 12, 2018

Application: September 20, 2018
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 25, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $3 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 12, 2019

Application: September 20, 2018


FY18 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Impact Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-application (Preproposal): July 19, 2018

Application: October 18, 2018
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-application (Preproposal): July 6, 2018

Application: September 27, 2018
Physician Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-application (Letter of Intent): August 16, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation: September 10, 2018

Application: September 6, 2018
Early Investigator Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 21, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $200,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-application (Letter of Intent): August 16, 2018

Confidential Letters of Recommendation: September 10, 2018

Application: September 6, 2018


FY18 Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 10, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $300K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): June 25, 2018

Application: September 27, 2018
Idea Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 10, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $250K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 25, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: September 27, 2018
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 10, 2018
  • Maximum funding of $650K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 25, 2018

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application: September 27, 2018

FY18 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $100,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): July 11, 2018

Application: August 2, 2018
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Idea Development Award – New Investigator Option Eligibility Statement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $450,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): July 11, 2018

Application: August 2, 2018
Clinical Translational Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 15, 2018
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $600,000 in direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution's negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): July 11, 2018

Application: August 2, 2018

Last updated Monday, May 21, 2018