Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) -- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) -- Clinical Trial Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The PRMRP Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on a disease or condition addressed in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas. Clinical trials may be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), devices, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies. Proposed projects may range from small proofof-concept trials (e.g., pilot, first in human, Phase 0), to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials, through large-scale trials to determine efficacy in relevant patient populations.

• Required Pre-Application Deadline: July 29, 2020
• Application Submission Deadline: Aug. 13, 2020

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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. There are no limitations on the number of applications for which an investigator may be named as a PI. An eligible PI, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship status, must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization.

Amount Description

For the Clinical Trial Award – Planning Phase with Clinical Trial, the anticipated direct costs budgeted for the 18-month period of performance will not exceed $500,000 for the Planning Phase, while the budget for the proposed clinical trial is not restricted to a predetermined cost limit. The requested budget for the clinical trial must be justified and appropriate to the scope proposed.

Applications to the Clinical Trial Award – Clinical Trial Only are not restricted to a predetermined cost limit. The requested budget must be justified and appropriate to the scope of the clinical trial proposed. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

July 29, 2020