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U.S. Army Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Funding Announcement

$40,000,000 Program Announcements (#PA's) / #Funding Opportunity Announcements (#FOA's) aren't released very often, but the U.S. Army has done just that by releasing the "Restoring Warfighters with #Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries #Research Award (RESTORE)" funding announcement through the...

--Defense #Health Program (#DHP)

--Defense #Medical Research and Development Program (#DMRDP)

--Joint Program Committee 8 (#JPC8)/Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (#CRMRP)

--To be administered by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (#CDMRP).

Certainly a lot of words and acronyms, but we have the important information you need to know right here:

Relevant Dates:

--Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 9/3/2019, 5pm Eastern Time

--Full Application Invitations Released: October, 2019

--Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/16/2019, 11:59pm Eastern Time

--Peer Review: February, 2020

--Programmatic Review: March 2020

--Funding Notifications: March-April, 2020

Research/Funding Levels:

Research/Funding Level 1

--New ideas that represent innovative approaches and have the potential to make an important contribution

--The anticipated total (direct and indirect) costs will not exceed $500,000

Research/Funding Level 2

--Advancement of laboratory discovery, population-based studies, or #clinical knowledge into clinical application and acceleration toward a clinical solution

--The anticipated total (direct and indirect) costs will not exceed $1.5M

Research/Funding Level 3

--#Clinicaltrial s with the potential to have a significant impact on Warfighters who have incurred neuromusculoskeletal injuries

--The anticipated total (direct and indirect) costs will not exceed $3M

Focus Areas (our emphasis):

--Solutions that accurately #diagnose neuromusculoskeletal injuries in #training and #operational #environments to optimize #management and #treatment decisions

--Solutions to accelerate #recovery and restore #Warfighter #performance in training and operational environments

--Objective support tools to enable providers to assess function and performance throughout treatment and predict long-term outcomes

--#Painmanagement strategies following #acute and/or #chronic neuromusculoskeletal injury that are fast-acting, long-lasting, and free of adverse side effects

--Optimization of Warfighter performance following limb trauma or loss. Examples include, but are not limited to, #prosthetics and #orthotic solutions (e.g., intuitive control and sensation, interface, interoperability, prescription, and training), as well as #regenerative #rehabilitation solutions addressing #peripheral nerves, #skeletal muscle, and/or bone. Technology development is allowed. Regenerative studies without a rehabilitative component are not responsive to this funding opportunity

If any of this overlaps with your areas of interest, email us at and we'll be happy to talk with you about your approach, and overall application strategy.

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