The FY17 Defense Appropriations Act provides $125 million (M) to the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PHTBIRP). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation aligned with specific DHA J9 Directorate research program areas, including Joint Program Committee-5/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (JPC-5/MOMRP). This Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity and subsequent awards will be managed and executed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) with strategic oversight from JPC-5/MOMRP. The PH/TBIRP and the JPC-5/MOMRP in collaboration with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office and Service Resiliency Proponents will be seeking applications/proposals to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of peer-to-peer support tools to translate and integrate content into the everyday routines of Service members (SM) to enhance psychological health readiness and mitigate negative behavioral health issues including suicide behaviors. The expectation of this research is to demonstrate the utility of these peer-to-peer support psychological health readiness tools to benefit our SMs and the public at large.
The PH/TBIRP and JPC-5/MOMRP are providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY17 PHTBIRP Program Announcement and General Application Instruction for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in October 2017. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program-Specific Broad Agency Announcement is released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
Peer Support Program (PSP)Translational Research Award
- Intramural (DoD) and extramural investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications
- Proposals/applications to the FY17 PHTBIRP PSP Translational Research award should examine the efficacy and effectiveness of peer-to-peer support tools to translate and integrate content into the everyday routines of SMs to enhance psychological health readiness and mitigate negative behavioral health issues including suicide behaviors. The expectation of this research is to demonstrate the utility of these peer-to-peer support psychological health readiness tools to benefit our SMs and the public at large.
- The CDMRP expects to allocate FY17 funding to fund approximately 2-3 PSP translational research awards. The maximum period of performance is 3 years. The maximum allowable total costs per award (direct and indirect) for the entire period of performance is $3M
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org 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 Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. 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 at https://eBRAP.org.For more information about the PHTBIRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
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