Military Medical Research and Development
Through the support of basic, applied, and advanced biomedical research: (1) to transform health care for Service Members and the American public through innovative and impactful research; (2) to investigate medical solutions for the battlefield with a focus on various areas of biomedical research, including military infectious diseases, combat casualty care, military operational medicine, medical chemical and biological defense, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, blast injury and regenerative medicine; and (3) to fund novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of Congress.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of The Army, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
10 U.S.C. 2358.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federal, State, and local governments; public, State, and private institutions of higher education, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal government, U.S. territory or possession, small business, profit organization, private nonprofit institution/organization, quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization, other private institution/organizations, and Native American organizations. Awards are not made to individuals.
Federal, State, and local governments; public, State, and private institutions of higher education, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal government, U.S. territory or possession, small business, profit organization, private nonprofit institution/organization, quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization, other private institution/organizations, and Native American organizations.
Recipient eligibility is contingent upon submission of certifications and representations required by Federal statutes and executive orders. Applicants must have a current registration in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) and furnish evidence of financial stability and managerial capability. Specific notices of funding opportunity require additional research-related and administrative documentation, and may also require safety, environmental, and other regulatory documentation prior to the award of any grant or cooperative agreement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Each notice of funding opportunity specifies applicable pre-application requirements. Notices of funding opportunity typically require the applicant’s Principal Investigator to submit a pre-application through the Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP, available at https://eBRAP.org/). Pre-applications are screened for military relevance and technical merit against criteria stated in each notice of funding opportunity. Following pre-application screening, the applicant’s Principal Investigator will be notified regarding whether the applicant is invited to submit a full application.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All applications for assistance under this program must be submitted through the Grants.gov website (available at www.grants.gov). Applicants can find specific application procedures, including necessary forms and instructions for application submission, in each notice of funding opportunity. Notices of funding opportunity are available at Grants.gov by searching CFDA Number 12.420 on the "Search Grants" tab.
All invited applications are evaluated by USAMRMC scientists, other Federal agency representatives, outside scientists with diverse expertise, clinicians, consumers, or combinations thereof, using a two-tier review process. The first tier is a peer review of applications against criteria stated in each notice of funding opportunity to determine technical merit. The second tier is a programmatic review that makes recommendations for funding based on technical merit, military relevance, the specific intent of the funding opportunity, and any other criteria specified in the notice of funding opportunity. The best-scoring applications from the first tier of review are not automatically recommended for funding. Award amount will be negotiated for those applications recommended for funding. Awards depend upon the availability of funding and priorities which USAMRMC determines to exist at the time of award. Only the Grants Officer has the authority to issue awards and obligate funds on behalf of the Federal government.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Pre-applications are normally reviewed within 30 to 60 days from submission deadline or, if no deadline, within 120 days from date of receipt. Full applications are usually reviewed and notifications whether or not applications have been recommended for funding issued within 180 days from submission deadline or, if no deadline, from date of receipt. Awards are normally made within 9-12 months from funding notification.
If an application is not recommended for funding and the Principal Investigator feels that a factual or procedural error was made by the reviewers, (s)he can submit an inquiry. Each notice of funding opportunity will include instructions for submitting an inquiry and the timeframe for submission.
An award may be extended one time up to 12 months with no additional funds. Additional extensions may be considered. Follow on awards are treated as new awards. Once an award ends, if continued funding is desired, a new application must be submitted under an applicable funding opportunity announcement and competitively reviewed. If selected for funding, a new award will be issued.
How are proposals selected?
All applications are reviewed for technical merit and relevance to the mission of the USAMRMC and its programs. Also, additional specific evaluation criteria will be included in each funding opportunity announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Grant and cooperative agreement awards provide funds to develop science and technology capabilities in specific areas of interest identified in each funding opportunity announcement. Notices of funding opportunity may be called Broad Agency Announcements or Program Announcements. Recipients must strictly conform to all applicable Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Army, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), and U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) requirements for conducting research, including regulatory requirements involving human subjects, human anatomical substances, human cadavers, and animals.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
For-profit entities are required to comply with 32 CFR part 34.
Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular award for three years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period, whichever is latest. Records for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds must be retained for three years after final disposition.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The maximum period acceptable for a research project is specified in each notice of funding opportunity. However, the maximum initial period of performance for any award is five years. The length of time for which support is requested should be consistent with the nature and complexity of the proposed research. Depending on the source of funding, some awards will be fully funded at the time of award, while others will be incrementally funded. Payments will be made by advance and reimbursement methods.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Mr. Brian Martin
U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Attn: MCMR-AAP
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5014 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$993,269,424.00; FY 19 est $1,010,509,072.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$974,976,076.00; FY 16$1,072,663,605.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No data available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Notices of funding opportunity are available at Grants.gov by searching CFDA Number 12.420 on the "Search Grants" tab. Applicable requirements in the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) found in Chapter I, Subchapter C of Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Chapter XI of Title 2, CFR apply to grants and cooperative agreements resulting from this CFDA listing.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2018
Gulf War Illness Research ProgramFiscal Year 2019
Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program