Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program -- Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Clinical Trial Development Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY18 and is intended to support the development of clinical trials focused on TBI rehabilitation interventions in the FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA focus areas described in II.A.1. Development of clinical trials focusing on rehabilitation strategies in patients with mild TBI is highly encouraged. The proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries. It is expected that any research findings will also provide benefit to the general population. 

The PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA mechanism supports the design and development of the research resources necessary to serve as a foundation for investigator-initiated clinical trials under future PH/TBIRP CTRR-Clinical Trial Award with the potential to develop knowledge and material products for rehabilitation and restoration of function following TBI. Principal Investigators (PIs) should explain how the proposed future clinical trial will inform the development, refinement, and/or revision of existing standards of care, clinical recommendations, or guidelines. 


• Pre-Application Deadline: September 24, 2018
• Invitation to Submit an Application: October 2018
• Application Submission Deadline: December 17, 2018

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Areas of Interest

The FY18 PH/TBIRP Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research – Clinical Trial Development Award (CTRR-CTDA) seeks research focused on potential interventions relevant to the mission of the JPC-8/CRMRP. To meet the intent of the award mechanism, applications must be responsive to one or both of the following FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA focus areas:  

1. Cognitive Rehabilitation

2. Exercise Tolerance Testing and Progressive Return to Activity Treatment

Eligibility Requirements

Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to submit an application



Amount Description

The anticipated total (direct and indirect) costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA will not exceed $200,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information. 

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

September 24, 2018