Released: January 20, 2022
Department of Defense
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program
Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22)
The FY22 Defense Appropriations Bill has not been signed into law. Although FY22 funds have not been appropriated for the Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program (PRARP), the PRARP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
The FY22 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding for the Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program (PRARP) to support research that addresses the long-term implications of military service as they pertain to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD) for Service Members, Veterans, and the general public. The managing agent for the anticipated program announcements/ funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
The PRARP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY22 PRARP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcements are released.
Applications submitted to the FY22 PRARP must address one or more of the following Focus Areas:
- Individual, caregiver, and family support: Research and resources focused on long-term care, quality of life, psychosocial wellness and support, and community and home resources supporting aging-in-place and community living for individuals living with dementia, their families, and care partners. Family is broadly defined to include family of choice as well. Study population diversity is strongly encouraged. Community-based participatory research inclusion is strongly preferred.
- Environmental, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Factors: Research to better detect, diagnose, and predict long-term outcomes and risk factors associated with AD/ADRD following military service and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research of interest may include, but is not limited to:
- Identification and validation of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of AD and ADRD: including but not limited to fluid, tissues, imaging, device, and psychosocial, or a combination thereof.
- Risk and resiliency factors for development of AD/ADRD during and after military service, such as genetic, physiological, psychosocial, and life history.
- Epidemiological studies examining TBI and/or military service-related factors, including TBI and AD/ADRD development.
- Fundamental research to better understand the etiology, risk, and comorbidities for AD/ADRD after TBI.
|Award Mechanism||Eligibility||Key Mechanism Elements||Funding|
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
The Principal Investigator (PI) must be an independent investigator as named by their institution.
Early-Career-Investigator Partnering PI Option: Must be a junior investigator within 10 years of a terminal degree or new to the field.
Translational Research Award
The PI must be an independent investigator as named by their institution.
|Accelerating Diagnostics Research Award||The PI must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).||
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final funding opportunity announcements that will be available for downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Submission deadlines are not available until the funding opportunity announcements are released. For email notification when announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org. For more information about the PRARP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Thursday, January 20, 2022