DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Funding Opportunities - August Deadline

How to Apply: 

The FY22 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for the Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP) to support innovative and impactful research that addresses fundamental issues and gaps in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  The managing agent for the anticipated program announcements/funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).


The FY22 MSRP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms are posted on the website. 


Funding Opportunities-FY22 Multiple Sclerosis Research Program, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) (


Applications submitted to the FY22 MSRP must address one of the Focus Areas relevant to the award mechanism as described in the table below:


Early Investigator Research Award UPDATED!!! – Letter of Intent due August 2, 2022

The Principal Investigator must:

  • Possess a doctoral degree (or equivalent) from an accredited organization; and
  • Have 4 years or less of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application submission (excluding clinical residency or clinical fellowship training); and
  • Commit at least 50% of the effort toward the proposed project

Only postdoctoral fellows are eligible for this award. Faculty members and all other non-postdoctoral positions are not eligible to apply

  • Supports MS-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers
  • Designated mentor who is an experienced MS researcher
  • Clinical trials not allowed
  • Must address at least one of the following Focus Areas:
  • Central nervous system regenerative potential in demyelinating conditions
  • Correlates of disease activity and progression in MS
  • Biology and measurement of MS symptoms
  • Factors contributing to or associated with MS etiology, prodrome, onset, and disease course
  • Maximum funding of$320,000 for total costs
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years




A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final funding opportunity announcements available for downloading from the website.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on  A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420. 


For email notification when announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at  For more information about the MSRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (


Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk


For more information, please contact Jill Sherman, International Research Facilitator, at

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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