United States Department of Defense
Pre-Application (required): July 19, 2017
Application (by invitation only): August 2, 2017
All applications for PRMRP funding must specifically address at least 1 of the 48 Topic Areas as directed by Congress and must be directly relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. Please see RFP for Topic Areas.
The intent of the PRMRP Discovery Award is to support innovative, non-incremental, highrisk/potentially high-reward research that will provide new insights, paradigms, technologies, or applications. Studies supported by this award are expected to lay the groundwork for future avenues of scientific investigation. The proposed research project should include a wellformulated, testable hypothesis based on a sound scientific rationale and study design.
The outcome of research supported by this award should be the generation of preliminary data that can be used as a foundation for future research projects to understand the mechanisms of initiation or progression and/or improving patient care for a disease or condition.
- Investigators at the level of postdoctoral fellow or clinical fellow (or equivalent) and above are eligible to submit applications.
- Relevance to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries is a key feature of this award. Applications are required to include an explanation of how the proposed project has military relevance.
- PIs are encouraged to integrate and/or align their research projects with DoD and/or VA research laboratories and programs. Collaboration with the DoD or VA is also encouraged.
Maximum of $200,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)/ Maximum period of performance is 18 months
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