Released: August 21, 2018

Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Defense Medical Research and Development Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)

As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, J9 Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The CDMRP provides execution management support for DHP core research program areas, including the Joint Program Committee 6/Combat Casualty Care Research Program (JPC-6/CCCRP), as the CDMRP Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP).

The DMRDP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY19 DMRDP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism is anticipated to be posted on the website in October 2018. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcement is released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

Award Mechanism Eligibility Key Mechanism Elements
Multi-Domain Life-Saving Trauma Innovations Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
  • Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
  • The intent of the “Multi-Domain Life-Saving Trauma Innovations” (MuLTI) effort is to provide cutting-edge medical solutions for the Warfighter.
  • Focus Areas will derive from the following JPC-6/CCCRP portfolios:
    • Battlefield Resuscitation for Immediate Stabilization of Combat Casualties
    • Neurotrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Prolonged Field Care and En Route Care

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at 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 website. The application package containing the required forms for the award mechanism will also be found on A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRMC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released. For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at For more information about the DMRDP, JPC-6/CCCP, or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs

Last updated Thursday, May 26, 2022