Released: August 11, 2008

Department of Defense Deployment Related Medical Research Program (DRMRP)
Announces Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08)

Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) Supplemental appropriations bill (Public Law 110-252) appropriated $273,800,000 to address prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and mitigation of deployment-related injuries and psychological health concerns. The Deployment Related Medical Research Program (DRMRP) was established to administer an investment of approximately $92,000,000 of this appropriation. The DRMRP will be managed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) office.

DRMRP Program Announcements are expected to be released by late August 2008.

The anticipated funding mechanisms include:

Award Mechanism

Period of Performance

Funding Amount

Hypothesis Development Award

18 months

$150,000 in direct costs

Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Award

Up to 5 years

Up to $5,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) per year

Clinical Trial Award

Up to 5 years

Up to $5,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) per year

The anticipated Research Topic Areas include:

  • blood safety and blood products;
  • final development of medical devices for use in theater (including portable suction machines and EKGs for theater hospitals);
  • injury prevention;
  • traumatic brain injury and psychological health (including post-traumatic stress disorder);
  • trauma treatment and rehabilitation (including face, visual/ocular and nerve damage, dental, and auditory systems);
  • wound infection and healing; and
  • wound infection vaccines.
  • Detailed descriptions of each of these mechanisms, evaluation criteria, submission requirements, and deadlines will be provided in the Program Announcements for the FY08 DRMRP. Each Program Announcement will be available electronically for downloading from the website upon its release.

    Full proposals requesting funding from the CDMRP will be submitted through the Federal Government's single entry portal,, in compliance with Public Law 106-107. Individual Program Announcements and required forms will also be found on this website.

    Pre-applications will be required of all proposals, to be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website.

    Requests for email notification of the program announcement release may be sent to

    For more information about the DRMRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website.

    The Point of Contact for these solicitations is Ms. Gail Whitehead, Public Affairs Coordinator,
    CDMRP, 301-619-7783,