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US Department of Defense CDMRP (DOD-CDMRP)

The US Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP (DOD-CDMRP) publishes funding opportunities for research in diverse biomedical programs. These programs put great emphasis on service members, veterans, family members, and the general public. The main mission is to eradicate diseases and support military health and American people. An unique partnership and collaboration between the military, government, scientists, patients, and their family members allow the program to bring research funding which focuses on directly relevant to each disease, condition, or injury. Read information on specific open grant calls below.

Who can apply?

  • All (inter)national organizations (e.g. academic institutions, biotechnology companies, foundations, Federal Government organization other than the DoD, and research institutes).
  • Dod related organizations (military center, lab).

CDMRP grants focus on many topic areas:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Breast Cancer
  • Epilepsy Gulf War Illness
  • Hearing Restoration
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma Multiple Sclarosis
  • Military Burn
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • Peer Reviewed Medical
  • Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic
  • Peer Reviewed Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tick-Borne Disease

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Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) – Link

Various Award Mechanisms

Funding: $300,000 to $10M

Project duration: 2 – 4 years

Scope: To support innovative, high-impact prostate cancer research. Within this context, the PCRP is interested in supporting research that addresses specific gaps in prostate cancer research and clinical care; therefore, applications are required to address one or more of the following challenges:

  • Improve quality of life to enhance outcomes and overall health and wellness for those impacted by prostate cancer;
  • Develop treatments that improve outcomes for men with lethal prostate cancer;
  • Advance Health Equity and Reduce Disparities in Prostate Cancer;
  • Define the biology of lethal prostate cancer to reduce death.

Read more on CDMRP PCRP webpage


Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) 

Various Award Mechanisms

Funding: $300,000 to $10M

Project duration: 2 – 4 years

Scope: To support innovative, high-impact kidney cancer research. Applications submitted to the FY21 KCRP must address one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Conduct basic biology research to better understand etiology and cancer progression, metastatic disease, refractory disease and therapeutic resistance, genetic and environmental risk factors and the prevention of kidney cancer.
  • Identify and develop new strategies for screening, early-stage detection, accurate diagnosis and prognosis prediction of kidney cancers (e.g.: biomarkers and imaging).
  • Define the biology of rare kidney cancers and develop treatments to improve outcomes and reduce death.
  • Develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of kidney cancer, such as novel drug targets, therapeutic modalities and agents, treatment combinations and drug delivery systems.
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve the quality of life of patients.
  • Identify and implement strategies to mitigate health disparities, such as access to healthcare, social and cultural factors, environmental factors, and biological contributors.

Read more on CDMRP KCRP webpage


Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) 

Various Award Mechanisms

Funding: $400,000 to $2,5M (Total budget: $ 115M)

Project duration: 3 – 4 years

Scope: To support innovative, high-impact cancer research. The PRCRP appropriation will fund research projects for cancers not addressed in the breast, pancreatic, prostate, ovarian, kidney, lung, melanoma, and rare cancer research programs. The following topics can be funded:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood cancers
  • Brain cancer
  • Cancers associated with the use of beryllium
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Germ cell cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Paediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancers
  • Paediatric brain tumours
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • The link between scleroderma and cancer.

Read more on CDMRP PRCRP webpage


About US Department of Defense

The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The Pentagon serves as the department’s headquarters.

Visit the DOD website for more information

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