The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $8 million (M) to the Department of Defense Military Burn Research Program (MBRP)to support a broad research portfolio in the treatment of burns and the trauma associated with burn injuries sustained during combat or combat-related activities. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).
The overarching goal for the FY19 MBRP is to support the development or refinement of interventions or technologies that will enable non-medical or medical first responders to provide appropriate burn care closer to the point of injury to enhance the potential for better long-term outcomes. The MBRP anticipates that outcomes of successful applications will lead to near-term interventions, products, or care guidelines that will assist fellow Service members, first responders, and/or civilians in the pre-hospital care of the severe burn casualty.
The FY19 MBRP will solicit research applications towards this goal that specifically address burn wound conversion prevention, non-surgical burn wound debridement strategies, and/or temporary coverage products.
The MBRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY19 MBRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in or before March 2019. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
Idea Development Award
- Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) may be named as PI in the application.
- Supports innovative research in the field of burn wound care
- Inclusion of preliminary and/or published data relevant to the proposed research is required.
- Feasibility and Impact are important review criteria.
- Clinical trials are not allowed.
- Maximum funding of $500,000 for total costs (direct costs plus indirect costs)
- Maximum period of performance is 3 years Pre-application is required; application submission is by invitation only.
Clinical Translational Research Award
- Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) may be named as PI in the application
- Supports clinical research projects that are likely to have a major impact on therapy by applying promising and well-founded laboratory, pre-clinical, or clinical research findings to the care of the burn-injured patient.
- The proposed study must include clinical research, and may include initial proof of concept trials, studies involving use of human anatomical substances, observational studies, and/or involve some retrospective data analysis.
- Preliminary data is required.
- Animal research is not allowed.
- Pre-application is required; application submission is by invitation only.
- Maximum funding of $1.55 million (M) for total costs (direct costs plus indirect costs)
- Maximum period of performance is 4 years
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 and other USAMRMC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
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 MBRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).
Point of Contact:CDMRP Public Affairs