FY21 - US Department of Defense Funding Opportunities


U.S. Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) 

For More Information

If you are considering applying to this program, please contact Angela Vuk to review program requirements.


Although the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Defense Appropriations Bill has been signed into law, the FY21 appropriations for these research programs are contingent upon the outcome of a pending rescissions request.


FY21 Pre-announcements released:


Epilepsy Research Program (ERP)

  • Idea Development Award
  • Quality of Life Award
  • Research Partnership Award


Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP)

  • Clinical Research Award
  • Clinical Trial Award


Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP)

  • Convergence Science Research Award
  • Innovation in Care and Support Award
  • Research Partnership Award
  • Accelerating Diagnostics Research Award
  • Leveraging Approaches for Innovation in Care and Support Award


Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

  • Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award
  • Idea Development Award   
  • Clinical Translational Research Award


 FY21 Funding Opportunities released: 


Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

  • Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
  • Breakthrough Award Level 3
  • Breakthrough Award Level 4
  • Era of Hope Scholar Award
  • Innovator Award
  • Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award


Descriptions of each of the anticipated funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the Program pre-announcements.  FY21 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page.


Detailed descriptions of the released 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 Grants.gov 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.  All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website.

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.

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 (https://eBRAP.org/).  Full applications must be submitted through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/).  Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and Grants.gov.  For detailed information on the submission process, refer to Section II.D. of the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x55026

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