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DoD Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Funding Opportunities

1 May 2018 2:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

FY18 BMFRP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are posted on

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 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Idea Development Award – Preproposal due July 16, 2018

Established Investigators:
Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and 10 years or more from a terminal degree
Early-Career Investigators:
Investigators at the level of Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Assistant Research Professor (or equivalent) and less than 10 years from a terminal degree (excluding time spent in medical residency or on family medical leave) at the time of application submission deadline are eligible.

  • Preapplication is required; application submission is by invitation only.
  • Supports innovative ideas and high-impact approaches based on scientifically sound evidence in order to move toward the vision to understand and cure bone marrow failure (BMF).
  • Strong BMF research team.
  • May include relevant preliminary data.
  • Maximum funding of $325,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years
  • Clinical trials will not be supported.

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 Program Announcement and General Application Instructions available for electronic downloading from the website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on website. A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, website. For email notification when the Program Announcement is released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at For more information about the BMFRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk


1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

P: 301-656-5005  |

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