Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020

The FY20 Defense Appropriation Act provides $3 million (M) to the Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit and innovation with high impact that focuses on BMF diseases. 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’s 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 Development Command (USAMRDC).

The BMFRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY20 funding opportunity. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government. The FY20 BMFRP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcement is released.

https://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2020/20bmfrppreann

Idea Development Award

Established Investigators: Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and 10 years or more from first faculty appointment (or equivalent) or

Early Career Investigators:
Independent investigators at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and less than 10 years from first faculty appointment (or equivalent).

  • Preproposal is required; full application submission is by invitation only.
  • Supports innovative ideas and high-impact approaches based on scientifically sound evidence to move toward the vision to understand and cure BMF.
  • Strong BMF research team.
  • Research project should include well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale and a well- developed and articulated research approach.
  • Translational potential should be considered and described.
  • May include relevant preliminary data.
  • Clinical trials will not be supported.
  • Maximum funding of $325,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) 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 Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for the 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 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. For more information about the BMFRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website.

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs
301-619-9783 or