Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury Research Programs


U.S. Department of Defense


Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)


New research programs are listed below:

Announcement: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP)

  • Therapeutic/Biomarker Pilot Trial Award (New!)
  • Clinical Development Award
  • Therapeutic Idea Award
  • Therapeutic Development Award 

 Pre-Announcement: Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP)

  • Clinical Trial Award
  • Translational Research Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award

 Descriptions of each of the anticipated funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the Program pre-announcement.  FY21 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page.  Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released. Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website, the CDMRP website, and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).

Additional information about applying to CDMRP programs, as well as tips for successfully preparing applications for different types of CDMRP award mechanisms, are available in the CDMRP Webinar Series.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

If you are considering applying, please contact Angela Vuk as soon as possible to assist with application requirements.

How to Apply

Submission is a two-step process requiring both pre-application submission and full application submission.  All pre-applications must be submitted through eBRAP.  Full applications must be submitted through  Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and  For detailed information on the submission process, refer to Section II.D. of the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.

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