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 is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas.

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 These data may be unpublished or from the published literature.

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. Research involving human subjects and human anatomical substances is permitted; however, this award may not be used to conduct clinical trials. 

 

Deadlines:
• Required Pre-Application Deadline:  April 23, 2020
• Invitation to Submit an Application: June 2020
• Application Submission Deadline:  August 20, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications.

○ Partnering PI Option: Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) that bring complementary skills and perspectives to the research project.

An eligible PI, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship status, must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization.

Amount

$2,000,000

Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY20 PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award will not exceed $1.6M. The anticipated direct costs budget for the entire period of performance for an FY20 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 23, 2020