Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Toxic Exposures Research Program -- Translational Research Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The FY23 TERP TRA is intended to support translational research that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in military-related toxic exposure research into clinical applications, including health care products, interventions, technologies, and/or clinical practice guidelines. Translational research may be defined as an integration of basic science and clinical observations. New Approach Methodologies may also be used. The ultimate goal of translational research is to move a concept or observation forward into clinical application that is relevant to active-duty Service Members, Veterans, other military beneficiaries, and/or the American public. Applications should provide evidence for the reciprocal transfer of information between basic and clinical science or vice versa in developing and implementing the research plan.

Impact: The application should explicitly state how the proposed research will have a significant impact on military-related toxic exposure research and/or patient care with the intent to transition outcomes into clinical practice for Service Members, Veterans, and/or the American public who have been or could potentially be impacted by toxic exposures. State both the shortand long-term impacts and how the proposed research will ultimately lead to new treatments/therapeutics, diagnostic assays, or prevention strategies to improve the quality of life for those that have been impacted by or are likely to encounter toxic substances.

Translational Potential: Applications should clearly demonstrate the project’s potential nearterm and long-term outcome(s)/product(s) (intellectual knowledge and/or tangible materiel) and how they will impact a critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in at least one of the FY23 TERP Program Goals and at least one of the FY23 TERP Topic Areas addressed.


• Required Pre-Application Submission Deadline: Sep. 13, 2023

• Application Submission Deadline:  Oct. 4, 2023

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Areas of Interest

Climate and health

Eligibility Requirements

Extramural and intramural (DOD) investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) may be named by the organization as the PI or Partnering PI(s) on the application.

Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY23 TERP Translational Research Award should not exceed $800,000 for the Single PI Option and $1,600,000 (combined direct costs) for the Partnering PI Option. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 13, 2023