The United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites applications for funding for the Fiscal year 2005 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) Idea Development Award. The overall goal of the FY05 TSCRP is to decrease the impact of tuberous sclerosis complex. Within this context, the encouragement of established scientists in the field and the attraction of new scientific expertise from other fields are essential to the tuberous sclerosis complex community. Proposals that address the needs of minority, low-income, rural, and other underrepresented and/or medically underserved populations may be submitted from any eligible institutional source. Proposals are encouraged from investigators working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI). The Idea Development Awards are intended to encourage innovative research directed toward improved prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of tuberous sclerosis complex. All Idea Development Award proposals must include preliminary data relevant to tuberous sclerosis complex research and the proposed project.
The FY05 TSCRP appropriation is $3.2M. Approximately $0.85 million (M) is available to fund the FY05 TSCRP Idea Development Awards. Depending on the number and quality of the applications, it is anticipated that two to four proposals will be funded.
Funding for Idea Development Awards can be requested for a maximum of $425,000 inclusive of direct and indirect costs for a 2- to 3-year performance period. Direct costs can cover salary, expenses including research supplies, and travel to scientific meetings. The amount for this travel may not exceed $1,800 per year.
Electronic submission is required. Proposals will be accepted only as PDF files submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt system. No paper copy submissions will be accepted. The CDMRP uses a two-tier review process for proposals: scientific peer review, followed by programmatic review. Details of both tiers of review can be found in the Full Text of Program Announcement.
Estimated timelines for the FY05 Idea Development Award are as follows: Full Proposal Submission Deadline: February 22, 2005, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time; Peer Review: April, 2005; Programmatic Review: July, 2005; Award Start Date: Between September, 2005 and January, 2006.
For additional information or questions, please contact: Patricia A. Evans, Contracting/Grants Office, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5014, phone: (301) 619-7354, Fax: (301) 619-6662, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Military Medical Research and Development
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs FY05 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) Idea Development Award (IDA)
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US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, ATTN: MCMR-AAA, 820 Chandler Street, Frederick, MD 21702-5014