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Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT - August 8, 2017

The Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program has issued their FY17 Program Announcements.  This program has a military-centric thrust so we want to ensure you are aware of the various program announcements.  They are summarized below with a link to them at the end of this announcement.

Convergence Science Research Award

Pre-application due 5 p.m., September 6, 2017

Application due 11:59 p.m., September 20, 2017

Award amount not to exceed $500,000 over a 3 year performance period

The intent of this mechanism is to support efforts to generate research resources, tools, or novel research efforts for researchers and/or practitioners in the health sciences.

Please refer to the announcement here to review the overarching challenge areas and the focus areas for this mechanism as well as additional instructions.

Quality of Life Research Award

Pre-application due 5 p.m., September 6, 2017

Application due 11:59 p.m., September 20, 2017

Award amount not to exceed $500,000 over a 3 year performance period

The intent of the research funded through this award is to (1) support research to alleviate, stabilize, or characterize the symptoms or deficits common to TBI and AD/ADRD, and(2) reduce the burden of care on the caregiver for individuals living with the common symptoms of TBI and AD/ADRD. Research may be proposed to either facet of the intent. Both are equally important. As part of the research strategy, all applications must include cognitive, neuropsychological, or otherwise appropriate measures.

Please refer to the announcement here to review the overarching challenge areas and the focus areas for this mechanism as well as additional instructions.

New Investigator Research Award

Pre-application due 5 p.m., September 6, 2017

Application due 11:59 p.m., September 20, 2017

Award amount:  $225,000 over a 3 year peformance period

The intent of the FY17 PRARP NIRA is to support early-career investigators interested in novel research efforts or new technologies within TBI and AD/ADRD in support of the PRARP’s mission.

Please refer to the full announcement here for overarching challenges and focus areas for this mechanism as well as additional instructions.

Research Partnership Award

Pre-Application due 5 p.m., September 6, 2017

Application due 11:59 p.m., September 20, 2017

Award amount:  $1,300,000

The intent of the RPA is to create an avenue for collaborative research partnerships between investigators to address a research problem or question in a manner that would be unachievable through separate efforts. In addition to supporting basic research, applications proposing preclinical research are acceptable under this mechanism.

The FY17 PRARP RPA is open to Principal Investigators (PIs) at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) from any field or discipline. The FY17 PRARP RPA requires that two investigators (i.e., partners) jointly design a single research project. It should be clear that each partner had equal intellectual input into the design of the research project. Either partner may submit as the PI; the other partner will be designated as the Co-PI. Multi-institutional research is encouraged but not required

The success of the project must be supported by the unique skills and contributions of each partner. The proposed studies must demonstrate how they will accelerate research that addresses the PRARP’s mission  into clinical applications.

The proposed study must include clearly stated plans for interactions between the partners. The plans must include communication, decision-making, allocation of resources, coordination of research progress and results, and sharing of data among all investigators and organizations participating in the project. Additionally, multi-institutional applications must provide an intellectual property plan to resolve potential intellectual and material property issues and to remove institutional barriers that might interfere with achieving high levels of cooperation to ensure the successful completion of this award.

Preliminary data to support the feasibility of the research hypothesis (or hypotheses) and research approaches are required. Preliminary data may be derived from a laboratory discovery, clinical observation, or population-based studies.

Further information and instructions can be found here.