Released: March 26, 2019

Defense Health Program
Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)

The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $125 million (M) to the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PHTBIRP) to support specific Defense Health Agency (DHA) J9 Research and Development Directorate program areas, including Joint Program Committee-5/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (JPC-5/MOMRP). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the DHA 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 PH/TBIRP and JPC-5/MOMRP are providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. The FY19 PHTBIRP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism is anticipated to be posted on the website in May 2019. 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 Funding
Prevention Research to Reduce Sexual Assault and/or Understand Adjustment Disorders (PSAAD) Intramural (DoD) and extramural investigators at Assistant Professor level or above (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications.
  • Applications to the FY19 PHTBIRP PSAAD Investigator Initiated Focused Research Award should address the development or adaptation of prevention efforts to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault or address approaches to better understand, screen for, and prevent Adjustment Disorders among Service members, ultimately benefiting the public at large.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 for direct costs.
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.

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 Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the website. The application package containing the required forms for each 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 PHTBIRP or other CDMRP-administered and supported programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

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Last updated Thursday, May 26, 2022