The Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Defense Appropriations Act provides $50M to the Department of Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries. This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). A summary of PRMRP funding opportunities is provided below.  Detailed descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY11 PRMRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (<http://www.grants.gov>), the CDMRP website (<http://cdmrp.army.mil/>) and the CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org).
 
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Submission Deadlines:
 
Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application:  June 28, 2011
Application:  July 19, 2011
 
Discovery Award
Pre-Application:  June 14, 2011
Application:  July 5, 2011
 
Investigator Initiated Research Award (Partnering PI option)
Pre-Application:  June 14, 2011
Application:  July 5, 2011
 
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
Pre-Application:  June 14, 2011
Application:  July 5, 2011
 
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Applications submitted to any of these funding opportunities will need to address one of the following topic areas. 
 
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic migraine and post-traumatic headache
Drug abuse
Epidermolysis bullosa
Epilepsy
Fragile X syndrome
Inflammatory bowel disease
Interstitial cystitis
Listeria vaccine for infectious disease
Lupus
Neuroblastoma
Osteoporosis and related bone disease
Pagetís disease
Pancreatitis
Pheochromocytoma
Polycystic kidney disease
Posttraumatic osteoarthritis
Scleroderma
Social work research
Tinnitus
 
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A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
 
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