First steps in applying for a grant
The first step for individuals who are interested in applying for a DoD grant is to spend time reviewing the websites for various DoD funding agencies. A good starting point is the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP). The website provides a broad review of many of the areas of medical research that are of interest to the military. Another excellent source is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). This website provides a review of about 15 different DoD research programs, including several research programs that do not have a direct link or relationship to military operational medicine, such as cancer, autism, neurofibromatosis and others.
Additional information and funding opportunities can be found at the websites for the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. It is also a good idea to register at these websites to receive regular email notices of up-to-date funding opportunities. To receive email notifications on funding opportunities, register with MOMRP listserv.
Where to apply
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites the research community to view a webinar series on funding opportunities in both research and career development. The first of these webinars “Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success”, participants will learn how to find the latest CDMRP funding opportunities, how to navigate a program announcement (funding opportunity announcement), and use what they learn to create a competitive application. Over the next four months, webinars covering topics from innovative research applications to clinical research will be published.
Watch CDMRP webinar series videos describing strategies for success here.
Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website, the CDMRP website, and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).
All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website.
A listing of all open CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
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