Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) -- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) -- Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA) is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to one of the FY22 PRMRP Topic Areas and one of the FY22 PRMRP Strategic Goals.

The rationale for a research idea may be derived from a laboratory discovery, population-based studies, a clinician’s first-hand knowledge of patients, or anecdotal data. Applications must include relevant data that support the rationale for the proposed study. These data may be unpublished or from the published literature.

Impact: The FY22 PRMRP IIRA is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. The application must clearly demonstrate the project’s potential short-term and long-term outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in the FY22 PRMRP Topic Area and FY22 PRMRP Strategic Goal addressed.

Research projects may focus on any phase of research from basic laboratory research through translational research, including preclinical studies in animal models and human subjects, as well as correlative studies associated with an existing clinical trial. This award mechanism may not be used to conduct clinical trials; however, non-interventional clinical research studies are allowed.

 

Deadlines:
• Required Pre-Application Deadline:  April 29, 2022
• Application Submission Deadline:  May 27, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) may be named by the organization as the PI on the application.

Partnering PI Option: Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) who bring complementary skills and perspectives to the research project may be named by the organization as the Partnering PI on the application.

Each investigator may be named on only one FY22 PRMRP IIRA application as a PI.

Amount

$2,000,000

Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY22 PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award will not exceed $1.6M. The anticipated direct costs budget for the entire period of performance for an FY22 PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award with the Partnering PI Option will not exceed $2.0M. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 29, 2022