Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Vision Research Program -- Focused Translational Team Science Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The FY19 VRP FTTSA is intended to support a highly collaborative and translational team initiative that will fundamentally advance the understanding and treatment of eye injury and/or visual dysfunction that result from a military-relevant traumatic event (e.g., blast, blunt, thermal, chemical, directed energy trauma). 


• Required Pre-Application Submission Deadline: August 6, 2019

• Application Submission Deadline:  December 6, 2019

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Areas of Interest

To meet the intent of the award mechanism, applications to the FY19 VRP Focused Translational Team Science Award (FTTSA) must address research in one or more of the following Focus Areas:

• Eye injury or visual dysfunction as related to a military-relevant traumatic event. Examples of military-relevant trauma may include, but are not limited to: ○ Blast, blunt, thermal, or chemical trauma ○ Trauma caused by directed energy weapons such as laser, microwaves, and particle beams

• Diagnosis and treatment of eye injuries in austere environments and prolonged field care settings

Eligibility Requirements

The overall lead PI must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent). The overall lead PI is required to devote a minimum of 20% effort to this award. An eligible PI, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship status, must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization



Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY19 VRP FTTSA will not exceed $5.0M. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 6, 2019