Released: April 9, 2020

Department of Defense United States Army Medical Research and Development Command Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Releases Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Research

The US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are pleased to announce four additional dedicated Program Announcements (PAs) for the FY20 Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) that are focused on COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2. Funding will be directed to two of PRMRP’s Congressionally directed topic areas: "emerging viral diseases” and "respiratory health". The effort was led by Dr. Patricia Modrow, PRMRP Program Manager, and these special additional COVID-19 PAs are posted at

The purpose of the additional PAs is to accelerate the process to solicit, receive, and fund FY20 PRMRP COVID-19 applications. This will advance awards by approximately one year before other FY20 PRMRP awards. These special COVID-19 PRMRP PAs will invest approximately $75M of the FY20 PRMRP $360M appropriation in COVID-19 related research. Moreover, researchers will have the option to submit applications for the two topics areas "emerging viral diseases” and "respiratory health" in either the PRMRP PAs already released on February 28, 2020 or in the special PRMRP COVID-19 PAs. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Modrow and her team, CDMRP is making a timely contribution to this critical need in response to the national and global crisis. 

CDMRP Program Announcements include detailed descriptions of funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, submission requirements, and deadlines. Each Program Announcement may be downloaded from the website, or the CDMRP website upon its release.

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Dr. Patricia Modrow
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Last updated Thursday, May 26, 2022