DoD VRP, Investigator-Initiated Research Award
ID: 354236Type: Posted
Overview

Buyer

Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA (DOD-AMRAA)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes
Timeline
  1. 1
    Forecast Posted Not available
  2. 2
    Forecast Due Not available
  3. 3
    Posted May 16, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Due Nov 8, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of the Army -- USAMRAA has posted a grant opportunity titled "DoD VRP, Investigator-Initiated Research Award". This grant is in the category of Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The funding instrument type is a Grant. The opportunity is discretionary and is open to unrestricted applicants. The close date for this grant is November 8, 2024. The estimated total program funding is $832,000, and it is expected that 7 awards will be given.

The FY24 VRP IIRA grant aims to support studies that will result in significant discoveries or advancements in the research and patient care of eye injury and visual dysfunction related to military exposure. The grant offers two funding levels to accommodate research projects at different stages and maturity levels.

Funding Level 1 supports exploratory, innovative, high-risk/high-reward research in the early stages of idea development. It encourages new avenues of investigation and does not require preliminary data. Researchers without prior experience with the visual system are welcome to submit their ideas.

Funding Level 2 supports the advancement of more mature research towards clinical translation. It requires innovative or novel research ideas, significant refinements, improvements, or new applications of existing ideas or solutions. Preliminary data supporting the readiness and feasibility of the proposed research are required.

The grant also includes an option for two Principal Investigators (PIs) under Funding Level 2. One PI will be responsible for administrative tasks, while the other will contribute significantly to the development and execution of the research project.

Research involving human subjects and human anatomical substances is permitted, but clinical trials are not allowed under this grant. The grant provides detailed definitions of clinical trials and clinical research, specifying the types of studies that fall under each category.

For more information and application submission requirements, interested applicants can contact the CDMRP Help Desk at help@eBRAP.org or by phone at 301-682-5507. The archive date for this grant is December 8, 2024.

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5/17/2024
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