Tuesday, 24 May 2016

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Traumatic Brain Injury Reserach Program Funding Opportunity

The FY16 Defense Appropriations Act provides $125 million (M) to the Department of Defense FY16 Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program to support to support innovative research committed to complement and further ongoing DoD efforts to ensure the health and readiness of our military forces. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation.  The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) with strategic oversight from Joint Program Committee 5 (JPC5)/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP).

The Cognitive Resilience and Readiness Research Award (CR3A) Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are posted on the Grants.gov website.  

The Cognitive Resilience and Readiness Research Award (CR3A) – Preapplication due June 27, 2016
  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
  • A pre-application is required; application submission is by invitation only
  • The FY16 CR3A intent is to support applied and clinical biomedical research focused on the biomedical basis of cognitive resilience and readiness in Service members.
The Program Announcement seeks research applications intended focused on (a) tools and strategies to confer robustness and adaptability in cognitive performance and (b) translation of cognitive resilience to military operational performance and Service member health.
·        The anticipated funding limit is $3M total costs.
·        The anticipated maximum period of performance is 3 years.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from Grants.gov.  A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Full applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Requests for email notification of the Program Announcement release may be sent to help@eBRAP.org.  For more information about the PH/TBI or other CDMRP managed programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

For questions about the research programs, please contact the MRO Research Grants & Contracts Team (adm-researchgrants.contracts@monash.edu).

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