Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are funded through the US Department of Defense (DoD). The CDMRP fills research gaps by funding high impact, high risk and high gain projects that other agencies may not venture to fund.
While individual programs are unique in their focus, all of the programs managed by the CDMRP share the common goal of advancing paradigm shifting research, solutions that will lead to cures or improvements in patient care, or breakthrough technologies and resources for clinical benefit.
Since its inception in 1992, the CDMRP has awarded USD$13.2 Billion in research funding and between 1992 and 2016 had awarded a total of 15,689 grants/contracts.
The program solicits and encourages applications from international institutions.
2019 Funding Opportunities
The CDMRP announced grant opportunities which may be available in 2019. Information has been provided for each program to allow investigators time to plan and develop their applications. Possible grant opportunities are:
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes in June & July 2019)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (CLOSED for 2019)
- Autism Research Program (CLOSED for 2019)
- Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 6 June 2019)
- Breast Cancer Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 26 June and 22nd August 2019)
- Chronic Pain Management Research Program
- Combat Readiness Medical Research Program
- Defense Medical Research and Development (CLOSED for 2019)
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program
- Epilepsy Research Program
- Gulf War Illness Research Program
- Hearing Restoration Research Program
- Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program (CLOSED for 2019)
- Kidney Cancer Research Program
- Lung Cancer Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 15th May & 1st August 2019)
- Lupus Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 7th June 2019)
- Melanoma Research Program
- Military Burn Research Program (CLOSED for 2019)
- Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 21st May 2019)
- Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 6 June 2019)
- Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program
- Ovarian Cancer Research Program (CLOSED for 2019)
- Parkinson's Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 9 July 2019)
- Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program
- Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 22nd May & 21st August 2019)
- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes in April & July 2019)
- Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
- Prostate Cancer (NOW OPEN - closes on 6th June & 27th June)
- Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Reconstructive Transplant Research Program
- Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 29 May 2019)
- Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 22 May 2019)
- Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (NOW OPEN - closes on 9 July 2019)
- Vision Research Program
Download an overview document (PDF) of the above programs. This document contains both 2018 and 2019 details. The document will be updated as each Research Program releases their funding objectives for 2019.
How to Apply
The submission process for CDMRP opportunities varies slightly depending on the program/award so it is always important to visit the CDMRP website to check what is required. Generally however, applicants should be aware of the following steps
- Contact email@example.com to notify the Research office of your intent to apply. Our office will let you know what internal deadlines apply and what internal submission procedures you need to follow (these may change depending on the Research program requirements)
- Register for an eBRAP account as a Principal Investigator (PI). You must request to be affiliated with an organisation - The University of Newcastle
- Submit a preapplication in eBRAP. There are 2 types of pre-applications depending on award mechanism, a Letter of Intent or a pre-proposal. Pre-application submission is MANDATORY and must be ON TIME
- Submit Full Application in Grants.gov
- Verify Application in eBRAP
More information, links to eBRAP and an application flowchart are available on the CDMRP website.
In December 2017, Dr Dan Rhon a retired military officer and clinician, active researcher within the US Department of Defense, and Assistant Professor at Baylor University in Texas who has previously been successful in obtaining CDMRP funding, gave a presentation at UON. The presentation give an overview of the CDMRP and the Research Programs available.
A recording of the presentation is available here. Use password KH412 to access.
If you have any questions, or need assistance with the application processes for CDMRP opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org