The Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program
Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2011

 

 The Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program's (LCRP) vision is to eradicate deaths from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and the American public. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

The information in this pre-announcement is being provided to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications if funds become available. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

Concept Award

Maximum funding $ 75K in direct costs, maximum period of performance is 1 year
Eligibility - Investigator at all academic levels (or equivalent)

Key Mechanism Elements:
Supports highly innovative, untested, potentially groundbreaking concepts in lung cancer
Emphasis is on innovation
Presentation of preliminary data is not consistent with the intent of the Concept Award mechanism and is discouraged
Human subject studies are permitted provided the studies are exempt or eligible for expedited review


Early Investigator Synergistic Idea Award

Maximum funding $ 400K in direct costs, maximum period of performance is 2 years
Eligibility - Clinician
Must be an M.D., M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent with clinical duties and /or responsibilities
Must be an independent investigator at or below the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and within the first five years of his/her first faculty position

Eligibility - Laboratory Scientist
Must be an independent investigator at or below the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) and within the first five years of his/her first faculty position

Key Mechanism Elements:
Supports collaborations between two independent investigators early in their careers who address an innovative and high impact lung cancer research question from synergistic and complementary perspectives
This award is designed to promote collaborations between a clinician and laboratory scientist

Investigator Initiated Translational Research Award

Maximum funding $ 525K in direct costs, maximum period of performance is 3 years
Eligibility - Investigators must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)

Key Mechanism Elements:
Supports translational research that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in lung cancer into clinical applications
Must include preliminary data that is relevant to lung cancer and the proposed project
This award does not support clinical trials, but may support correlative studies that are associated with an existing clinical trial and projects that develop endpoints for clinical trials

Promising Clinician Research Award
Maximum funding $ 375K in direct costs, maximum period of performance is 3 years
Eligibility - Must be an M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent, with clinical duties and/or responsibilities
Must be within the first five years of his/her first faculty position (or equivalent)

Key Mechanism Elements:
Supports a research project performed by promising physician-researchers
This award is intended to prepare physicians with clinical duties and/or responsibilities for an independent and active career in lung cancer research
Previous experience in lung cancer research is allowed, but not required


All applications must conform to the final program announcements and application instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package will be made available on the Grants.gov website if funds become available.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://cdmrp.org/) prior to full application submission. A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.


Requests for email notification of the release of program announcements may be sent to Help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the LCRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/).

Point of Contact:
CDMRP Public Affairs
301-619-9783
CDMRP.PublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil