Released: January 31, 2024
Department of Defense
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Hearing Restoration Research Program
Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24)
The FY24 Defense Appropriations Bill has not been signed into law. Although FY24 funds have not been appropriated for the Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP), the HRRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
The FY24 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding for the Hearing Restoration Research Program to support impactful research to reduce the burden of hearing loss on Service Members, Veterans, and the American public. The managing agent for the anticipated funding opportunity is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
The HRRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunity. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY24 HRRP funding opportunity announcement for the following award mechanism will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcement is released.
Applications submitted to the FY24 HRRP must address one or more of the following Focus Areas:
- Improvement and acceleration of the translation of biological regeneration/repair mechanisms into clinical applications. Research addressing the damage, repair, and regeneration of the auditory system after military-relevant injuries is strongly encouraged.
- Development of diagnostic tests that differentiate sensory, neural, synaptic, and central processing disorders, that may inform applicability and outcomes for current or future hearing restoration therapeutics.
- Development of reliable in-vitro human models to facilitate the understanding, derivation, and characterization of human auditory cells, and/or to facilitate the evaluation of hearing restoration therapies.
|Key Mechanism Elements
|Focused Research Award
|Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
Funding Level 1:
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) 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
Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
Last updated Thursday, February 8, 2024