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Funding Opportunity - Defense Health Program Spinal Cord Research

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 4:00pm

From: CDMRP PUBLIC AFFAIRS [mailto:CDMRP.PUBLICAFFAIRS@AMEDD.ARMY.MIL]
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 8:09 AM
To: osp@u.washington.edu
Subject: Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program - Preannouncement

 

Defense Health Program

Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2012

 

The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provides $9.6 million to the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP).  The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research.

 

The vision of the SCIRP is to advance the treatment of spinal cord injury and its consequences.  This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

 

The FY12 SCIRP award mechanisms are listed in the table below.  Mechanism-specific Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities, including areas of encouragement, the intent of the award mechanism, eligibility, and submission deadlines, and General Application Instructions, are posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites (http://www.grants.gov and http://cdmrp.army.mil, respectively).

 

Clinical Trial Award – Pre-application due July 3, 2012

Independent investigators at all academic levels
(or equivalent)

·        Fund phase 0, I, or II clinical trials (no longer limited to rehabilitation studies)

·        Preclinical data required for all clinical trial applications

·        Comparative effectiveness studies are encouraged

·        Clinical expertise required by Principal Investigator (PI)

Preproposal required; application submission by invitation only

·        Maximum funding of $750,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)

Period of performance should not exceed 4 years

 

Investigator-Initiated Research Award - Pre-application due July 3, 2012

Independent investigators at all academic levels
(or equivalent)

·        Fund research that will make an original and important contribution to the field of SCI research or patient care.

·        Clinical trials not allowed

·        Preliminary data required

Preproposal required; application submission by invitation only

·        Maximum funding of $400,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)

Period of performance should not exceed 3 years

 

Translational Research Award - Pre-application due July 3, 2012

Independent investigators at all academic levels
(or equivalent)

·        Fund studies that accelerate the movement of promising ideas in SCI research into clinical applications

·        New for FY12:  Now supporting individual investigators; no longer limited to multidisciplinary partnerships

·        Clinical trials not allowed

·        Preliminary data required

Preproposal required; application submission by invitation only

·        Maximum funding of $750,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)

Period of performance should not exceed 3 years

 

All applications must conform to the requirements specified in the Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities on Grants.gov and the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).  

 

A pre-application (preproposal) is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://cdmrp.org) prior July 3, 2012.  Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Individual program announcements and required forms are available on the Grants.gov website.

 

Requests for email notification of the release of program announcements may be sent to Help@cdmrp.org.  Email notifications of funding opportunities are sent as a courtesy and should not be used as a sole source of notification; applicants should monitor Grants.gov for official postings of funding opportunities.

 

If you would like to request a different recipient to these messages please reply back with the corrected information to PublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil.

 

Point of Contact:

 

CDMRP Helpdesk 301-682-5507

help@cdmrp.org

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