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DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Announcements

May 16, 2017 03:53 PM
 

Defense Health Program

Department of Defense

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17)

 

 

FY17 MSRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on Grants.gov.  Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. 

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 Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award – Preproposal due June 26

  • Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)

·        All applications submitted in this funding opportunity must address one of the three Focus Areas described below: 

·        Obstacles to Remyelination and/or Obstacles to Axonal Protection in MS

·        Note: Projects addressing the mechanisms of demyelination and neurodegeneration or secondary injury following inflammation will not be considered for funding.

·        Biological Correlates of Disease Activity and Progression

·        Studies may identify or validate markers using pre-existing bio-specimens and/or data acquired from well-characterized, adequately controlled, and sufficiently powered studies. 

·        Note:  Acquisition of new specimens will not be supported.

·        The Biology, Measurement, or Treatment of MS Symptoms

·        Symptoms may include: Pain, Fatigue, Cognitive Dysfunction, Visual Impairment, Motor Impairment, Impaired Mobility, Loss of Bladder Control, Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, and Anxiety.

  • Note:  Studies of disease-modifying or regenerative therapies that secondarily impact symptoms will not be considered for funding

·        Pre-application submission is required; application submission is by invitation only.

·        Supports the initial exploration of innovative, high-risk, high-gain, and potentially groundbreaking concepts in the MS research field.

·        Preliminary data are not required.

  • Clinical trials not allowed.

·        Maximum funding of $150,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)

  • Maximum period of performance is years

 

Investigator-Initiated Research Award – Preproposal due June 26

  • Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)

·        All applications submitted in this funding opportunity must address one of the two Focus Areas described below: 

·        Obstacles to Remyelination and/or Obstacles to Axonal Protection in MS

·        Note: Projects addressing the mechanisms of demyelination and neurodegeneration or secondary injury following inflammation will not be considered for funding.

·        Biological Correlates of Disease Activity and Progression

·        Studies may identify or validate markers using pre-existing bio-specimens and/or data acquired from well-characterized, adequately controlled, and sufficiently powered studies. 

  • Note: Acquisition of new specimens will not be supported.

·        Pre-application submission is required; application submission is by invitation only.

·        Supports highly rigorous, high-impact research with the potential to make an important contribution to MS research and/or patient care.

·        Preliminary data are required.

  • Clinical trials not allowed.

·        Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)

  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.orgprior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions 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.  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 MSRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website(http://cdmrp.army.mil).

 

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk

301-682-5507

help@ebrap.org

 

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