DOD Bone Marrow Failure Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2012

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BONE MARROW FAILURE RESEARCH PROGRAM
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012

The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provides $3.2 million (M) to the Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) to promote innovative research focused on bone marrow failure (BMF). This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Please inform researchers interested in the Bone Marrow Failure Research Program that two award mechanisms have been released.   FY12 BMFRP program announcements and general application instructions are available on Grants.gov.

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bmfrp.shtml

Idea Award – Pre-application due date April 18, 2012
Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
Supports innovative ideas and high-impact approaches to bone marrow failure research.
Should include relevant preliminary data.
Clinical trials will not be supported.
Maximum funding of $360,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Award – Pre-application due date April 18, 2012
At the time of application submission, Principal Investigators must have:
Successfully completed the requirements for a doctoral degree; and a total of less than 4 years postdoctoral research experience (excluding clinical residency or clinical fellowship training); and at least 75% protected time for research.
Supports exceptionally talented recent doctoral graduates in their pursuit of potentially high-impact BMF research.
Mentor should possess expertise and experience as a BMF researcher.
Training program and mentorship should prepare the postdoctoral fellow for an independent career at the forefront of BMF research.
Should include relevant preliminary data.
Clinical trials will not be supported.
Maximum funding of $120,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.

All applications must conform to the program announcement and application instructions that are available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism can also be 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.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://cdmrp.org) prior to the pre-application deadline of April 18, 2012. Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.

Requests for email notification of the program announcements release may be sent to help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the BMFRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
For additional information regarding eligibility, application submission, and questions about the program itself please contact the CDMRP helpdesk at help@CDMRP.org or 301-682-5507.

If you would like to request a different recipient to these messages please reply back to CDMRP.PublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil with the corrected information.

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