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DoD Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Funding Announcement

11 Mar 2020 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The FY20 Defense Appropriation Act provides $3 million (M) to the Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit and innovation with high impact that focuses on BMF diseases. 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’s Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).

The FY20 BMFRP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are posted on the website.

Idea Development Award – Preproposal due date May 11, 2020

Established Investigators: Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and 10 years or more from first faculty appointment (or equivalent) at the time of the application submission or

Early Career Investigators:
Independent investigators at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and less than 10 years from his/her first faculty appointment (or equivalent) at the time of application submission deadline are eligible.

  • Pre-application is required; full application submission is by invitation only.
  • Supports innovative ideas and high-impact approaches based on scientifically sound evidence to move toward the vision to understand and cure bone marrow failure (BMF).
  • Proposed research should have a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation.
  • Research project should include well-formulated, testable hypothesis and a well-developed and articulated research approach.
  • Strong BMF research team.
  • May include relevant preliminary data.
  • Clinical trials will not be supported.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $325,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Program Announcement and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the website. The application package containing the required forms for the award mechanism will also be found on A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420. 

For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at For more information about the BMFRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk


1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

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