The U.S. Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) included peripheral neuropathy as a condition eligible for research funding for the first time ever in 2021. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is proud to have been instrumental in making more funding available for PN research and researchers. For a second consecutive year, peripheral neuropathy is included again in 2022 and we are just as thrilled!
What is the PRMRP?
The PRMRP is a $370 million grant program, open to researchers both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. to fund studies focusing on 42 diseases and conditions, including peripheral neuropathy. Criteria for funding includes the scientific merit of the research as well as its impact on veterans and their families. For more information about the PRMRP click here.
FPN is pleased to announce that $370 million in funding just became eligible for PN research for FY22 through the Department of Defense. Apply now.
Grant Funding Summary
Below is a summary the grant funding program, including institutional eligibility and research application updates.
• The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) is a program managed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), a directorate in the Department of Defense US Army Medical Research and Development Command. The PRMRP funds high-impact, innovative research. FY 2022 congressional language includes peripheral neuropathy as an eligible condition, for the second consecutive time since the program’s inception in 1999. $370 million was appropriated for the FY 2022 PRMRP, with 42 topics (diseases or conditions or research areas) included.
• All organizations, including foreign organizations, foreign public entities, international organizations, and government agencies are eligible to apply for a PRMRP grant. All Principal Investigators (PIs) must be affiliated with an eligible organization.
• Applications will be judged using two tiers of review, with funding recommendations based on scientific merit, adherence to award mechanism’s intent, innovation, impact, feasibility, and relevance to military health.
• Research projects may be one year or multi-year. All dates and timelines relevant to the project were just announced at: https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.
• To get started, sign up for CDMRP email notifications, and register in eBRAP at https://ebrap.org.
• Pre-applications are required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eBRAP portal (https://ebrap.org). Full applications must be submitted through Grants.gov.
• Each program announcement/funding opportunity will provide submission deadlines and pre-application and full application requirements.
To view FPN’s 2021 45-minute webinar which highlights this process in further detail, go to https://youtu.be/jHvGDZZQUhg.
Questions? Contact [email protected].