Archives for May 4, 2015

Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program

Department of Defense

Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program

Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15)

 $1 million (M) to the Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) to support the CRMRP  mission, to focus on definitive and rehabilitative care innovations for wounded warriors, both in terms of duty performance and quality of life.  Applications are being solicited by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The executing agent for this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

The CRMRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.  FY15 CRMRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the website in late May 2015.  Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcement is released.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)

  • A Letter of Intent is required.
  • Fund pilot projects exploring novel technologies that will contribute to the development of a working visual prosthesis.

Preliminary data are allowed but not required.

  • Maximum funding of $310,000 for total costs (direct plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years

A preapplication is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the website.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on  A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal,  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  Requests for email notification of the Program Announcements release may be sent to  For more information about CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs


May 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015     Friday, May 22, 2015     Friday May 15, 2015     Friday, May 8, 2015       Friday, May 1, 2015

Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Experiences (ASSURE)

United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Air Force (USAF) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
The ASSURE program supports undergraduate research in DoD relevant disciplines and is designed to increase the number of high-quality undergraduate science and engineering majors who ultimately decide to pursue advanced degrees in these fields.   See link.

Inaugural Missouri EPSCoR Statewide Meeting

Missouri EPSCoR invites you to join us for the inaugural Missouri EPSCoR Statewide Meeting held on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri.

This meeting is open to all Missouri EPSCoR faculty, staff, and students, as well as our Plant Imaging Consortium partners in Missouri and Arkansas, congressional offices, state and local agencies, and members of the public.  We will share our first-year progress, highlight scientific and broader impact accomplishments, and feature many student research posters.  The evening event on Wednesday, June 10 will feature a talk by Dr. David Fischhoff of The Climate Corporation, introduced by UM System President, Tim Wolfe.  Highlights of the all-day events on Thursday, June 11 include a talk by Dr. Gene Takle of Iowa State University, student posters and “pop-up” presentations, breakout sessions with researchers, and many networking opportunities.

Registration is free and online registration and abstract submissions can be done here:

All Missouri Transect students are expected to submit a poster abstract by May 22.

Registration closes on May 22

The Missouri Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) aims to enhance research infrastructure in Missouri through climate and plant research, community outreach, STEM education, and workforce development.

The Missouri EPSCoR Track-1 program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is called the Missouri Transect, which is designed to increase Missouri’s capacity to model and respond to the effects of climate change on plants and communities at a local scale.  The research and educational programs will improve science and engineering capabilities that will benefit urban and rural Missourians from all regions and all economic levels.

For more information about Missouri EPSCoR and the Missouri Transect, refer to our website and Twitter.  Visit the NSF EPSCoR website for more information about the national program.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Emily Haghighi, Project Administrator, 

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