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 at least one of the FY19 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 These data may be unpublished or from the published literature.

Impact: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award 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 immediate and long-range outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a central critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in the FY19 PRMRP Topic Area(s) addressed.

 

Deadlines:
• Required Pre-Application Deadline:  March 14, 2019
• Invitation to Submit an Application: May 2019
• Application Submission Deadline:  July 11, 2019

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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

$1,500,000

Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for a single PI FY19 PRMRP IIRA award will not exceed $1.2M. The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY19 PRMRP IIRA award with the Partnering PI Option will not exceed $1.5M. 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

March 14, 2019