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Military Operational Medicine Research Program (Joint Program Committee-5) Intramural research solicitation notice

Announcement: Grant
Title: Military Operational Medicine Research Program (Joint Program Committee-5)
Intramural Research Solicitation Notice
Award Organization: Joint Program Committee 5 (JPC-5) Working Groups (WGs)
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: N/A
Award Amount: Limited and starts in FY 20, contact POC.
CFDA Number: 12.420-Military Medical Research and Development
Pre-proposals Due: 1 Nov, 2018
Full App Due: 23 Jan, 2019

Notes:
Description: Joint Program Committee 5 (JPC-5) Working Groups (WGs) are
currently requesting (intramural) research pre-proposals for fiscal year
2020 (FY20). With funding from the Defense Health Program, JPC-5 established
WGs to provide intramural opportunities to fill research, development, test
and evaluation (RDT&E) gaps in Military Operational Medicine. WG titles,
Chairs, Goals and Objectives can be found in the "JPC-5 Working Groups -
FY20 Goals & Objectives" attachment. Proposed research needs to align to a
WG Goal and Objective. We specifically seek projects proposing research
solutions that will lead to the delivery of materiel or knowledge products
that will be useful to our Service members. Projects involving computational
modeling related to WG Goals and Objectives are also sought after; such
pre-proposals should be submitted to the WG to which they are most closely
tied. Intramural researchers who are submitting pre-proposals from
non-medical laboratories are encouraged to team up with medical laboratory
collaborators. Research in an emerging topic area relevant to military
operational medicine that falls outside of the areas of emphasis outlined in
the "JPC-5 Working Groups - FY20 Goals & Objectives" document will also be
considered.

Working Group research areas of interest include:
Hearing Loss and Vestibular Issues (Chair: MAJ Angela Fulbright)
. Goal 1: Develop joint DoD medical protection and performance
criteria for hearing protection devices (HPDs) in order to improve use of
HPDs by Service members.
. Goal 2: Develop validated auditory and vestibular injury risk
prediction models and tools to detect functional hearing deficits in austere
environments to support hearing surveillance and field fitness for duty
assessments.
. Goal 3: Develop interventions to prevent/mitigate hearing loss and
tinnitus from hazardous noise exposure.

Pre-proposals due: 1 November 2018
Invited full proposals due: 23 January 2019

Max Funding: JPC-5 funding for new starts in FY20 is limited. For more
information on estimated available funds in FY20, please contact Ms. Karie
Abernethy, JPC-5 Program Analyst (karie.e.abernethy.ctr@mail.mil or
301-619-7885).

For more information: Contact Dr. Adam Book at adam.a.book.civ@mail.mil with
questions regarding pre-proposal subject relevance to JPC-5.

Hearing Health Foundation (HHF's) 2019 Emerging Research Grants (ERG) and Meniere's Disease Grants (MRG)

Announcement: Grant
Title:  Hearing Health Foundation (HHF)'s 2019 Emerging Research Grants (ERG) and Ménière's Disease Grants (MRG) programs are officially open (Sept 1).
Award Organization: Hearing Health Foundation
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-DMRDP-AIMM
Web Site: DoD: https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/blogs/hhf-2019-grant-applications-open
Period of Performance: 1 year/2 years 
Award Amount: $30,000/$120,000
CFDA Number: 12.420-Military Medical Research and Development
Full App Due: 15 Jan, 2019

Notes: 
DESCRIPTION: HHF's ERG grants provide seed money to stimulate data collection that leads to a continuing, independently fundable line of research. The following topics will be considered for the 2019 ERG cycle: General Hearing Health (GHH), [Central] Auditory Processing Disorders, Hearing Loss in Children, Hyperacusis, Ménière’s Disease, Ototoxic Medications, Tinnitus, and Usher Syndrome.
DESCRIPTION: HHF’s Ménière’s Disease Grants (MDG) program funds scientists to better our understanding of this complicated condition with an eye for better treatments and cures for those who suffer from Ménière’s disease. Areas of interest include: the mechanisms of endolymphatic hydrops; genetics of Ménière’s disease; development and validation of biomarkers, including imaging and/or electrophysiologic and behavioral measures for its diagnosis and measurement of therapeutic effectiveness; animal models of Ménière’s disease; Point of Contact:
Questions about grant program and processes: grants@hhf.org

BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01 Clinical trial required)

Announcement: Grant
Title:  BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
Award Organization: NIH
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-NS-19-001
Web Site: DoD: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-001.html
Period of Performance: 5 years
Letter of Intent Due: 14 Oct, 18
Full App Due: 14 Nov, 18

Notes: 
Projects should maximize opportunities to conduct innovative in vivo neuroscience research made available by direct access to brain recording and stimulating from invasive surgical procedures. Projects should employ approaches guided by specified theoretical constructs and quantitative, mechanistic models where appropriate. Awardees will join a consortium work group, coordinated by the NIH, to identify consensus standards of practice, including neuroethical considerations, to collect and provide data for ancillary studies, and to aggregate and standardize data for dissemination among the wider scientific community.
Topics supported include: Approaches to understanding network coding of sensory information.

BRAIN Initiative:  Team-Research brain circuit programs-team bcp

Announcement: Grant
Title:  BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs – TeamBCP
Award Organization: NIH 
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-NS-19-002, RFA-NS-19-003
Web Site: DoD : https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-002.html, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-003.html
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Period of Performance:  5 years
Letter of Intent Due: 30 Sep, 2018
Full App Due: 30 Oct, 2018

Notes: 
RFA-NS-19-002: BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - TeamBCP (U19 Clinical Trial Required) 
RFA-NS-19-003: BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - TeamBCP (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - this RFA will not accept applications that include human studies with invasive neural recording. Programs including such human studies should be submitted to the companion funding announcement allowing for mechanistic clinical trials (RFA-NS-19-002).
Description: Projects will incorporate overarching principles of circuit function in the context of specific neural systems underlying sensation, perception, emotion, motivation, cognition, decision-making, motor control, communication, or homeostasis.  Applications should incorporate theory-/model-driven experimental design and should offer predictive models as deliverables. Applications should seek to understand circuits of the central nervous system by systematically controlling stimuli and/or behavior while actively recording and/or manipulating relevant dynamic patterns of neural activity and by measuring the resulting behaviors and/or perceptions.  Programs should employ multi-component teams of research expertise – including neurobiologists, statisticians, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists, and data scientists, as appropriate - that seek to cross boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Topics include: Innovative approaches to understand network coding of sensory information, at multiple stages of processing, in response to diverse naturalistic inputs and perceptual contexts.

aosrf grant funding types

Announcement: Grant
Title:  AOSRF grant funding types
Award Organization: American Otological Society
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Web Site: DoD: https://www.americanotologicalsociety.org/aos-grant-submission
Letter of Intent Due: 1 Nov, 2018
Full App Due: 31 Jan, 2019 (invited only)


Notes: 
The AOSRF offers four types of grants:

1. RESEARCH GRANT
2. FELLOWSHIP GRANT
3. CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS GRANT
4. CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST AWARD

Research can relate to any aspects of the ear, hearing and balance disorders. See website above for grant mechanism information and prior year awards.

broad agency announcement (baa) for extramural biomedical research and development

Announcement: Grant
Title:  BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) for Extramural Biomedical Research and Development
Award Organization: USSOCOM 
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-S-SOC1
Web Site: DoD : https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307754 
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Period of Performance:  2 years
Open App: 1 Aug 2018
Close App: 31 Jul 2023
Description: A primary emphasis of the USSOCOM Biomedical, Human Performance, and Canine Research Program is to identify and develop techniques, knowledge products, and materiel (medical devices, drugs, and biologics) for early intervention in life-threatening injuries, prolonged field care (PFC), human performance optimization, and canine medicine/performance. Special Operations Forces (SOF) medical personnel place a premium on medical equipment that is small, lightweight, ruggedized, modular, multi-use, and designed for operation in extreme environments. The equipment must be easy to use, require minimum maintenance, and have low power consumption. Drugs and biologics should not require refrigeration or other special handling. All materiel and related techniques must be simple and effective, and easily modified for commercialization. 

Research areas of interest include:

• Canine Medicine: 
o Sensory Optimization and Protection: The proposed project must develop research oriented toward innovative methods that enhance or conserve SOF canine olfactory, visual, and/or auditory performance during combat operations.

Max Funding: Most projects are anticipated to have a total cost at or below $700,000 (including indirect costs). Projects that have a total cost higher than $700,000 (including Indirect costs) with outstanding scientific merit that meet a critical need may be accepted; however the total cost of these projects are not to exceed $1,500,000 (including Indirect costs). No budget will be approved by the Government exceeding $1,500,000 (including indirect costs).

DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Trial Development Award

Announcement: Grant
Title:  DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Trial Development Award
Award Organization: US Army Medical Research (USAMRAA)
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-CTRR-CTDA
Web Site: DoD: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308224
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Award Amount: $200,000
Period of Performance:  12 Months
CFDA Number: 12.420-Military Medical Research and Development
Full App Due: 17 Dec, 2018
 
Notes: 
The FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY18 and is intended to support the development of clinical trials focused on TBI rehabilitation interventions in the FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA focus areas described in II.A.1. Development of clinical trials focusing on rehabilitation strategies in patients with mild TBI is highly encouraged. The proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries. It is expected that any research findings will also provide benefit to the general population.
The PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTDA mechanism supports the design and development of the research resources necessary to serve as a foundation for investigator-initiated clinical trials under future PH/TBIRP CTRR-Clinical Trial Award with the potential to develop knowledge and material products for rehabilitation and restoration of function following TBI. Principal Investigators (PIs) should explain how the proposed future clinical trial will inform the development, refinement, and/or revision of existing standards of care, clinical recommendations, or guidelines.
 

DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Trial Award

Announcement: Grant
Title:  DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Trial Award
Award Organization: US Army Medical Research (USAMRAA)
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-CTRR-CTA
Web Site: DoD: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308249
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Period of Performance:  3 years
Award Amount: $2,000,000
CFDA Number: 12.420-Military Medical Research and Development
Pre-App Due: 24 Sep, 2018
Full App Due: 17 Dec, 2018
 
Notes: 
The FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CTA is intended to support clinical trials focused on TBI cognitive rehabilitation interventions. The award mechanism supports small, Phase I clinical trials to advance the development of knowledge and materiel products for rehabilitation and restoration of function following TBI in Service members, Veterans, and other individuals.  Research focusing on rehabilitation strategies in DoD and VA patients with mild TBI with federal rehabilitation research partners is highly encouraged.
The proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries. It is expected that any research findings will also provide benefit to the general population.
Cognitive rehabilitation-focused clinical trials should generate new knowledge evaluating the effectiveness of novel or standard-of-care rehabilitation interventions in remediating cognitive impairments (e.g., memory, processing speed, executive functioning, new learning, attentional or cognitive communication difficulties) and functional limitations after TBI. Applications specifically addressing barriers to participation (i.e., return to duty, work, and school) in Service members with TBI are strongly encouraged. Investigators are encouraged to pursue pragmatic trial designs that compare both novel and standard-of-care cognitive rehabilitation practices, include diverse (but militarily relevant) populations of study participants, recruit patients from heterogeneous practice settings (e.g., DoD and VA), and collect data across a broad range of functioning including standard-of-care DoD outcome measures.
 

DoD Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain

Announcement:Grant Title: DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury, Complex Traumatic Brain, Injury Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Research Award

Award Organization: US Army Medical Research (USAMRAA)

Type/Mechanism:Grant Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-CTRR-CRA

Web Site: DoD: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308223

Expected Number of Awards: 2

Award Amount: $2,000,000

CFDA Number: 12.420-Military Medical Research and Development

Pre-App Due: 24 Sep, 2018

Full App Due: 17 Dec, 2018

Notes: 

The FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CRA is intended to support clinical research focused on understanding the clinical sequelae and mechanisms of recovery associated with TBI and TBI rehabilitation interventions. The overarching goals of this award are to address TBI-related impairments and deficits, including multimodal, and cognitive dysfunction to (1) develop and validate rehabilitation outcome measures; (2) systematically analyze standard of care cognitive interventions to identify optimal treatment ingredients; and (3) improve clinician-driven assessment strategies to guide return-to-duty decision making.

The FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CRA seeks research to develop and validate novel outcome measures that will characterize and track functional cognitive performance in Service members and relevant populations with cognitive dysfunction following TBI; and to identify key treatment ingredients to optimize cognitive rehabilitation following TBI, as consistent with the mission of the JPC-8/CRMRP.

The proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries. It is expected that any research findings will also provide benefit to the general population.

The FY18 PH/TBIRP CTRR-CRA mechanism supports applied and translational clinical research to advance the development of knowledge and materiel products for rehabilitation and restoration of function following TBI. Applicants should explain how their work will inform the development, refinement, and/or revision of existing standards of care, clinical recommendations, or guidelines.

DoD Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award

Announcement: Grant
Title:  DoD Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award
Award Organization: US Army Medical Research (USAMRAA)
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-18-DMRDP-AIMM
Web Site: DoD: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308031
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Award Amount: $3,000,000
CFDA Number: 12.420-Military Medical Research and Development
Full App Due: 2 Jan, 2019

Notes: 
The AIMM Research Award is intended to support highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine. AIMM initiative funding supports novel research concepts and other efforts that initiate or enhance potential game-changers that may not be supported by other funding mechanisms or core programs. Applications using synthetic or systems biology-based approaches or focused on autonomous healthcare are highly encouraged.

 

Pharmaceutical Interventions for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss--Acute Exposure Treatement (PINIHL-AET)

Announcement:  W81XWH-18-R-0025
Award Organization: US Army Medical Research and Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
Type/Mechanism: Solicitation
Web Site: DoD: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/USAMRAA/DAMD17/W81XWH-18-R-0025/listing.html
PoP: 5 years
Application Due: 10 August 2018 Anticipated Award Date: 14 September 2018
Full App Due: 10 August 2018 
Notes: 
Project Title:  Pharmaceutical Interventions for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss--Acute Exposure Treatment (PINIHL-AET)

Description: The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), in support of the United States Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Project Management Office (TIRM PMO), intends to solicit for research and development (R&D) services to develop a pharmaceutical intervention for prevention of permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) for acute exposure treatment within seventy-two (72) hours of exposure to unanticipated noise hazards common to military operations (e.g., blasts, forgotten ear plugs while on patrol).  The desired status at the end of this procurement action is completion of a Phase 2 clinical trial and an approved Phase 3 clinical study plan, both under an Investigational New Drug (IND) 

The solicitation has been released via FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) to the vendor community and will close not earlier than 30 days after the issuance date.  Specifications of the requirement have been provided in solicitation W81XWH-18-R-0025.

Point of Contact:

Attn: MCMR-AAA
820 Chandler Street
Frederick, MD 21702-5014, Maryland 21702-5014 
United States
Toloria S. DuVall,
Contract Specialist
toloria.s.duvall.civ@mail.mi
 

Accelerating innovation in military medicine (AIMM) Research Award

Announcement: Pre-announcement
Award Organization: US Army Medical Research and material command (USAMRMC)
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Activity Code: 
Web Site: DoD: http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2018/18dmrdp-aimmpreann
Award Amount: $350,000 max
PoP: 18 Months
Restrictions: 
Rolling Annual Programs: 
Pre-Application Due: Anticipated August 2018
Full App Due: TBA
Notes: 
  • Supports highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine
  • Supports novel research concepts and development of enabling technologies; not intended to support incremental advances on previous or ongoing work
  • Supports applied research efforts that initiate or enhance potential game-changers; clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Projects proposed should be relevant to at least one DoD medical research program area. Cross-cutting research projects with the potential to benefit multiple DoD medical research program areas are highly encouraged.
  • Applications using synthetic or systems biology-based approaches are highly encouraged
  • Preliminary data that are relevant to the proposed research are encouraged, but not required.
  • Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Program Announcement and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website at https://grants.gov. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will 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.

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcement is released. For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org. For more information about other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs
301-619-9783
usarmy.detrick.medcom-cdmrp.mbx.cdmrp-public-affairs@mail.mil

 

Brain initiative

Announcement: RFA-NS-18-030
Award Organization: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type/Mechanism:  Reissue of RFA-NS-18-009
Activity Code: R01 Research Project Grant
Web Site: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-030.html
Award Amount: Max funding: $15M to fund 20 awards
PoP: Up to 5 years
Restrictions: 
Pre-Application Due: Earliest Submission Date: 3 June 2018
Application Due Dates: 6 Novemebr 2018; 3 July 2019; 1 July 2020; 10 November 2020
 Notes: The primary goal of this FOA is to solicit research projects using innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior.  The activity of neural circuits is the substrate of cognitive processes such as perception, attention, reasoning, intention, decision-making, and emotion. These internal activities are translated into patterns of activation that support simple motor behaviors, as well as more complex behaviors such as navigation and communication. Dysfunction of these large systems of neurons due to disease, injury, or developmental anomaly is the basis of neural and mental disorders. A mission of the NIH BRAIN Initiative is to understand how large scale neural systems contribute to cognitive and neurological function in both health and disease.

                                 

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Announcement: BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0007
Award Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Activity Code: 
Web Site: DoD: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285269
Award Amount: $200,000 - $400,000 encouraged; $7.5M max
PoP: 5 years
Restrictions: None
Rolling Annual Programs: Open until Superseded
Pre-Application Due: Open until superseded
Full App Due: Open until superseded
Notes: For the sensory systems portion of the portfolio a goal is to pursue new capabilities in acoustic analysis, to enhance the intelligibility and usefulness of acoustic information. The primary approach is to discover, develop, and test principles derived from an advanced understanding of cortical and sub-cortical processes in the auditory brain. Included are efforts to model and control effects of noise interference and reverberation, understand the psychoacoustic basis of informational masking, develop new methods for automatic speech detection, classification, and identification, and enable efficient 3D spatial segregation of multiple overlapping acoustic sources.

AFOSR - Chemistry and Biological Sciences -Human Performance and Biosystems

Announcement: Human Performance and Biosystems
Award Organization: AFRL
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Activity Code: 
Web Site: DoD: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/Welcome/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/842038#anchor2
Award Amount: Contact Program Officer Dr. Patrick O. Bradshaw 703-588-8492
PoP: 3-5 years 
Restrictions: See site
Rolling Annual Programs: 
Pre-Application Due:
 Contact Program Officer Dr. Patrick O. Bradshaw 703-588-8492
Full App Due:Contact Program Officer Dr. Patrick O. Bradshaw 703-588-8492
Notes: The primary goal for this program is to gain a better understanding of the biophysical, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms responsible for the behavioral, genetic, cellular, tissue and systems changes resulting from various forms of bio-stimulation. Additionally, a sensory systems focus has been added to this program and the emphasis is on developing the basic scientific foundation to understand and emulate sensory information systems. Emphasis is on (a) acoustic information analysis, especially in relation to human auditory perception, and (b) sensory and sensorimotor systems that enable 3D airborne navigation and control of natural flight, e.g., in insects or bats, especially in relation to capabilities of autonomous biological systems not yet emulated in engineered flight.  For the sensory systems portion of the portfolio a goal is to pursue new capabilities in acoustic analysis, to enhance the intelligibility and usefulness of acoustic information. The primary approach is to discover, develop, and test principles derived from an advanced understanding of cortical and sub-cortical processes in the auditory brain. Included are efforts to model and control effects of noise interference and reverberation, understand the psychoacoustic basis of informational masking, develop new methods for automatic speech detection, classification, and identification, and enable efficient 3D spatial segregation of multiple overlapping acoustic sources. Signal analysis methods based upon purely statistical or other conventional "blind source" approaches are not as likely to receive support as approaches based upon auditory system concepts that emphasize higher-level neural processes not yet fully exploited in engineered algorithms for acoustic information processing. Applicants are encouraged to develop collaborative relationships with scientists in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

DOD USAMRMC FY18-FY22 Broad agency announcement for extramural medical research

Announcement: W81XWH18SBAA1
Award Organization: U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Commnad's
Type/Mechanism: Grants Notice
Activity Code: USC, Title 10, Section 2358
Web Site: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=W81XWH18SBAA1
Award Amount:  
PoP: 4 years 
Restrictions: 
Rolling Annual Programs:
Pre-Application Due: Oct 1, 2017
Full Application Due :  September 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET
Notes: Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program focus on the innovations required to reset our wounded Service members, both in terms of duty performance and quality of life. Innovations developed from CRMRP-supported research efforts are expected to improve restorative treatments and rehabilitative care to maximize function for return to duty (RTD) or civilian life. 
The CRMRP focuses its efforts on the following research areas: neuromusculoskeletal injury (including limb trauma and amputation), sensory systems impairment (including hearing, balance, tinnitus, and vision), acute and chronic pain, and regenerative medicine.

improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communications

Announcement: PA-18-288
Award Organization: National Institute of Health
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Activity Code: R21 Exploratory Development Research Grant
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/funding/searchguide/nih-guide-to-grants-and-contracts.cfm?searchTerms=Hearing&PAsToo=1&RFAsToo=1&NoticesToo=0&OrderOn=RelDate&OrderDirection=DESC&RelDate_On_After=2016-01-1308:32:19.137 
Award Amount:  The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000.  No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. 
PoP: 3 years 
Restrictions: 
Rolling Annual Programs:
Pre-Application Due: Jan. 17, 2018 
Full Application Due :  May 8, 2020
Notes: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. 

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R01 CLINICAL Trial Optional)

Announcement: PA-18-287
Award Organization: National Institute of Health
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Activity Code: R01 Research Project Grant
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/funding/searchguide/nih-guide-to-grants-and-contracts.cfm?searchTerms=Hearing&PAsToo=1&RFAsToo=1&NoticesToo=0&OrderOn=RelDate&OrderDirection=DESC&RelDate_On_After=2016-01-1308:32:19.137 
Award Amount:  Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 
PoP: 5 years 
Restrictions: 
Pre-Application Due: Jan 6, 2018
Full Application Due :  May 8, 2020
Notes: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. 

Research on the mechanisms and/or behavioral outcomes of multisensory processing (R01- clinical trial optional)

Announcement: PA-18-545
Award Organization: National Institute of Health
Type/Mechanism: Grant
Activity Code: R01 Research Trial Optional
Web Site: https://grants.nih.gov/funding/searchguide/nih-guide-to-grants-and-contracts.cfm?searchTerms=Hearing&PAsToo=1&RFAsToo=1&NoticesToo=0&OrderOn=RelDate&OrderDirection=DESC&RelDate_On_After=2016-01-1308:32:19.137
Award Amount:  Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  

    Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year (excluding consortium F&A) must contact a Scientific/ Research Contact at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review of Unsolicited Applications that Request $500,000 or More in Direct Costs as described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide

PoP: 5 years 
Restrictions: All NIH awards are subject to the terms and conditions, cost principles, and other considerations described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

    Pre-award costs are allowable only as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

Pre-Application Due: Jan 5, 2018
Full Application Due :  May 8, 2019
Notes: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications that elucidate the mechanisms and/or behavioral outcomes of multisensory processing, the integration or processing of at least two distinct types of sensory input as defined by distinct receptor-type transduction, neural pathways and cognate perceptual quality.  Specifically, multiple sensory inputs may include the major traditional modalities of hearing, vision, taste, smell, balance, and touch.  Additional submodalities of body senses include but are not restricted to thermosensation, body position and proprioception, pain, itch, and general visceral sensation.

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation

Announcement: GOV.UK
 Award Organization: Defence and Security Accelerator
Type/Mechanism:
Web Site: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-and-security-accelerator-enduring-challenge 
Award Amount: See site fior details
Pop: 3 to 5 yeras
Restrictions: 
Dates: 

Closing Dates:

Competition closes @midday     Decision date           Feedback released         

19 March 2018                        31 May 2018            28 June 2018     

21 May 2018                           6 August 2018          6 September 2018          

31 August 2018                      31 October 2018        28 November 2018         

15 October 2018                    20 December 2018     31 January 2019

4 January 2019                     12 March 2019            12 April 2019      

1 March 2019                        30 May 2019              28 June 2019      

Notes: Description: The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas on how we can improve the defense and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity. The Accelerator is open to all. Submissions are welcome from all organization types and individuals. There are no nationality restrictions.

 

Defense innovations can apply to any part of defense, and can include technological solutions as well as product, service or process ideas.

FY18 Peer reviewed medical research PROGRAM Discovery award

Announcement: W81XWH18PRMRPDA
Award Organization: CDMRP
Type/Mechanism: Initial
Activity Code: 12.420 Military Medical Research and Development
Web Site: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp 
Award Amount: Max Funding: $200,000
PoP: 18 months
Restrictions: All applications for PRMRP funding must specifically address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress and must be directly relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. If the proposed research does not specifically address at least one of the FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas, the Government will administratively withdraw the application. The Government reserves the right to reassign the application’s Topic Area if submitted under an inappropriate Topic Area. The FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas are are listed on page 3 and 4 Section II.A.1.
Pre-Application Due: June 14, 2018
Full Application Due: June 28, 2018
Notes: The intent of the PRMRP Discovery Award is to support innovative, non-incremental, high-risk/potentially high-reward research that will provide new insights, paradigms, technologies, or applications. Studies supported by this award are expected to lay the groundwork for future avenues of scientific investigation. The proposed research project should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on a sound scientific rationale and study design. 

Hearing Restoration Research Program (TRANSLATION Research award)

Announcement:  W81XWH-18-HRRP-TRA
AWARD Organization: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) 
Type/Mechanism:
Grants
Activity Code:
Web Site: 
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/18HRRPreftable.pdf 
Award Amount: Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
PoP: 3 Years
Restrictions: 
Rolling Annual Programs: 
Pre-Application Due (Preproposal): July 17, 2018 ET
Full App Due: November 8, 2018 ET
Notes: Supports studies to develop reliable in vitro human models for evaluating hearing restoration therapies, or to accelerate translation of biological regeneration mechanisms into therapies that restore auditory function.
• Preliminary data required.
• Clinical trials are not allowed.
• Tinnitus or vestibular-related research is excluded.


HEARING RESTORATION RESEARCH PROGRAM (Focused Applied RESEARCH AWARD)

Announcement: W81XWH-18-HRRP-FARA
Award Organization: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
Type/Mechanism: Grants
Activity Code:
Web Site: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/18HRRPreftable.pdf 
Award Amount: Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
PoP: 3 Years
Restrictions: 
Rolling Annual Programs: 
Pre-Application Due (Preproposal): July 17, 2018 ET
Full App Due: November 8, 2018 ET
Notes: Supports studies to develop and/or validate techniques and/or methods to assess and/or treat auditory dysfunction as related to synaptopathy, hidden hearing loss, and central auditory processing disorders.
• Preliminary data required.
• Clinical trials are not allowed.
• Tinnitus or vestibular-related

fy18 peer reviewed medical research PROGRAM focused award

Announcement: W81XWH18PRMRPFPA
Award Organization: CDMRP
Type/Mechanism: Initial
Activity Code: 12.420 Military Medical Research and Development
Web Site: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp 
Award Amount: Max Funding: $10M
PoP: 4 years
Restrictions: All applications for PRMRP funding must specifically address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress and must be directly relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. If the proposed research does not specifically address at least one of the FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas, the Government will administratively withdraw the application. The Government reserves the right to reassign the application’s Topic Area if submitted under an inappropriate Topic Area. The FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas are listed on page 3 and 4 Section II.A.1.
Pre-Application Due: June 19, 2018
Full Application Due: September 20, 2018
Notes: The PRMRP Focused Program Award mechanism is intended to optimize research and accelerate the solution for a critical question related to at least one of the Congressionally directed FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas through a synergistic, multidisciplinary research program. 

FY18 peer reviewed medical research program Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Announcement: W81XWH18PRMRPIIRA
Award Organization: CDMRP
Type/Mechanism: Initial
Activity Code: 12.420 Military Medical Research and Development
Web Site: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp 
Award Amount: Max Funding: $1.2M
PoP: 3 years
Restrictions: All applications for PRMRP funding must specifically address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress and must be directly relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. If the proposed research does not specifically address at least one of the FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas, the Government will administratively withdraw the application. The Government reserves the right to reassign the application’s Topic Area if submitted under an inappropriate Topic Area. The FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas are listed on page 3 and 4 Section II.A.1.
Pre-Application Due: June 12, 2018
Full Application Due: September 20, 2018
Notes: The rationale for a research idea may be derived from a laboratory discovery, population-based studies, a clinician’s first-hand knowledge of patients, or anecdotal data. Applications must include relevant data that support the rationale for the proposed study. These data may be unpublished or from the published literature.

FY18 peer reviewed medical research program Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award

Announcement: W81XWH18PRMRPTTDA
Award Organization: CDMRP
Type/Mechanism: Initial
Activity Code: 12.420 Military Medical Research and Development
Web Site: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp 
Award Amount: Max Funding: $3M
PoP: 3 years
Restrictions: All applications for PRMRP funding must specifically address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress and must be directly relevant to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. If the proposed research does not specifically address at least one of the FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas, the Government will administratively withdraw the application. The Government reserves the right to reassign the application’s Topic Area if submitted under an inappropriate Topic Area. The FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas are listed on page 3 and 4 Section II.A.1.
Pre-Application Due: June 12, 2018
Full Application Due: September 20, 2018
Notes: The PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (TTDA) is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising pre-clinical findings into products for clinical applications, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or quality of life, in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY18 PRMRP Topic Areas.Products in development should be responsive to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. 

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