Research Funding

DOD Pre-Announcements

The Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

This e-mail is to notify the research community of the recently released pre-announcements for the following programs:

Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre-announcement. FY15 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page features at

Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

Deadline:  March 18, 2015

This program offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to support physicians and dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants should be committed to developing careers in academic medicine and dentistry and to advancing the understanding and elimination of health disparities by serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background.

More details and how to apply

Optimizing Value in Health Care: Consumer-Focused Trends from the Field

Deadline:  March 3, 2015
Amount:  from $200,000 to $400,000 to accommodate studies of 12 to 18 months
Sponsor:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


This solicitation seeks to better understand consumer perceptions of value in the new and emerging health care landscape and to fund research studies that will allow for rapid learning from the field on consumer valuation of health care. Funded studies will cover a diverse set of topics and will help inform the development of tools, resources and policies to support consumers in making high-value decisions that benefit them and other stakeholders.

Link to RFA