US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine (AIMM)

How to Apply: 

The FY18 AIMM Program Announcement and General Application Instructions are posted on Grants.gov.

As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Research and Development Directorate (J9) manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation.  The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/dmrdp

 

AIMM Research Award – is due September 19, 2018

Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)

  • Supports highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine
  • Supports novel research concepts and development of enabling technologies; not intended to support incremental advances on previous or ongoing work
  • Supports applied research efforts that initiate or enhance potential game-changers; clinical trials are not allowed.

·         Projects proposed should be relevant to at least one DoD medical research program area.  Cross-cutting research projects with the potential to benefit multiple DoD medical research program areas are highly encouraged. 

·         Applications using synthetic or systems biology-based approaches are highly encouraged

·         Preliminary data that are relevant to the proposed research are encouraged, but not required.

  • Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only

·         Maximum funding of $350,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)

  • Maximum period of performance is 18 months

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 Announcement and General Application Instructions available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism is also found on Grants.gov.  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. 

 

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org.  For more information about other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk

301-682-5507
help@eBrap.org

External Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Department of Defense Vision Research Program

How to Apply: 

The FY18 Defense Appropriation provides $15 million (M) to the Department of Defense Vision Research Program (VRP) to support innovative, high-impact vision research.  As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, J9 Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).

FY18 VRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on the Grants.gov website.

Focused Translational Team Science Award (FTTSA) – Preproposal due September 4, 2018

PIs must be independent investigators at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent) with experience in developing and running large-scale initiatives.

  • Co-investigators may be independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).

·         Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

·         Support highly collaborative and translational team initiatives that would fundamentally advance the understanding and treatment of vision trauma. 

·         Proposed research must focus on eye injury or visual dysfunction as related to a traumatic event.  Examples of trauma include, but are not limited to:

o   Blast, blunt, thermal or chemical trauma;

o   Trauma caused by directed energy weapons such as laser, microwaves and particle beams;

o   Ionizing radiation

·         Supports a multifaceted, multidisciplinary and highly coherent investigation with 3-5 teams addressing complementary and synergistic questions that center around a specific trauma.  Examples of questions include, but are not limited to:

o   Elucidation of molecular, cellular, and biophysical mechanisms;

o   Identification of biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets;

o   Development and validation of therapeutic agents and/or devices;

o   Development and validation of drug delivery platforms appropriate for said trauma;

o   Development or improvement of clinically relevant models for said trauma;

o   Design of protection to mitigate the impact of said trauma on eye and vision.

o   The proposal should spell out the goals of individual teams as well as describe the ways for the teams to cooperate and effectively share and utilize the newly acquired knowledge in moving the project forward.

·         Preliminary data required.

·         May include a pilot clinical trial component that collects preliminary data to support the feasibility, rationale and design of subsequent clinical trials.

  • Emphasis is on synergy, translational potential, and strategy to transition findings into products.

·         Maximum funding of $5.0M for direct costs (plus indirect costs)

  • Maximum period of performance is year

 

Investigator Initiated Research Award (IIRA) – Preproposal due September 4, 2018

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).

·         Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

·         Supports studies that will yield highly impactful discoveries or major advancements in the research and/or patient care of the military-relevant vision trauma.

·         Must focus on eye injury or visual dysfunction as related to a military-related traumatic event.  Examples of trauma include, but are not limited to:

o   Blast, blunt, thermal or chemical trauma;

o   Trauma caused by directed energy weapons such as laser, microwaves and particle beams;

o   Ionizing radiation

·         Preliminary data required.

·         Clinical trials are not allowed.

·         Maximum funding of $500K for direct costs (plus indirect costs)

  • 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 available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov.  A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRMC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420. 

 

For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org.  For more information about the VRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk

301-682-5507
help@eBrap.org

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

2019 Research Fellowship Program

How to Apply: 

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

“2019 Research Fellowship Program” has been released. The deadline of application is August 31st, 2018.

 

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a Doctorate degree; must be 49 years old or under;  not have been in Japan previously; have firm positions and professions in their home nations; etc.
Host Institution In Japan:
Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
Fellowship Details:
Stipend for research and stay, Insurance, Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and Lump sum on arrival
Period & Number of Fellowships:
For a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year.

External Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research
Direction: 
Outbound

Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program - New Investigator Award

How to Apply: 

The FY18 Defense Appropriation provides $21 million (M) to the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) to support high-impact research that will identify effective treatments and accelerate their clinical application, identify objective markers for improved definition and diagnosis, and/or provide a better understanding of the pathobiology underlying the complex of Gulf War Illness symptoms. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, J9 Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).

FY18 GWIRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on the Grants.gov website.

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp

New Investigator Award – Letter of Intent due October 18, 2018

  • PIs may apply under one of the following three eligibility categories:
  • Transitioning Postdoctoral Fellow: Senior postdoctoral fellows who have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training.
  • Early-Career Investigator: Independent investigators within 5 years since their last training position.
  • New GWI Researcher: Established independent investigators who have received less than $300,000 in federally funded, non-mentored GWI research
  • Submission of a Letter of Intent is required.
  • Encourages applications from early stage and established investigators new to the field of GWI research.
  • Previous experience in GWI research is not required; however, collaborations with experienced GWI researchers are encouraged.
  • Preliminary data are not required, and if provided, do not necessarily have to come from the GWI research field.
  • Studies that provide outcomes clearly translatable to clinical use are encouraged.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $500,000 for direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.

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 available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on 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. 

 

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org.  For more information about the GWIRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

 

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk
301-682-5507
help@eBRap.org

External Deadline: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Preterm Birth Initiative

How to Apply: 

The Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $500,000 over a four-year period ($125,000 per year).

The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas will give preterm birth research a fresh and unique look, and stimulate a new workface to tackle this challenge.

Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply.

Molecular and computational approaches such genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics.

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

How to Apply: 

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral
Research

Conference and Workshop Grants

How to Apply: 

Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend.

Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

External Deadline: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

CMHC-SSHRC Joint Initiative opens competition for first phase of its housing research grants

How to Apply: 

SSHRC has partnered with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on a new joint initiative to build the Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN). A competition for eight one-year Partnership Development Grants (PDG) is now open. Grants for this first stage of a two-stage application process are valued at $80,000 for up to a year. The competition deadline is November 15, 2018. Results will be announced in early 2019.

CMHC will provide $13.9 million for this two-stage funding opportunity in support of the National Housing Strategy. SSHRC will support the merit review process, which is designed to ensure the highest standards of excellence and impartiality. The grants will support research that focuses on housing conditions, needs and solutions.

Interested applicants should verify their institutional eligibility and must partner with at least one non-academic from the public, private and/or non-profit sectors. The non-academic partner will be expected to support the partnership through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for Partnership Grants during the second stage of the initiative in November 2019. Partnership Grant recipients will form the CHRN.

For more information and to begin the application process, refer to the SSHRC-CMHC PDG webpage.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Agency: 
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

CMHC-SSHRC

Partnership Development Grants

How to Apply: 

Partnership Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection program.

They provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partnership funding is intended for teams working in formal partnership between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types. For more information, see the definitions for formal partnership and partner organization.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

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