US Department of Defense - Fiscal Year 2020- Muscular Dystrophy and Lupus Research Programs

Updated Information

How to Apply: Please select "Angela Vuk" when asked for the Business Official name on your Pre-application.


US Department of Defense


FY20 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)

Idea Development Award

Translational Research Partnership Award

FY20 Lupus Research Program (LRP)

Idea Award

Impact Award

Transformative Vision Award


For more information about the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) administered programs, please visit the website.  


The University is considered an extramural organization by DoD.  Please review the eligibility criteria under a specific Funding Opportunity to ensure the University is eligible to apply.

Special Notes

Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

If invited to submit a Full application, please contact the Office of Research ( ASAP. 

We will work with you through the application process and assist with supporting documentation.  The internal deadline will be determined by the Office of Research on case by case basis pending individual funding program requirements.

How to Apply

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).

All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website.

For more information on types of funding opportunities offered and application strategies review the CDMRP Webinar Series.

Submission is a two-step process requiring: 1) a pre-application submission, and 2) for those who are invited, a full application submission. Pre-applications do not need to be submitted to the Office of Research, only full applications.  Please select "Angela Vuk" when asked for the Business Official name on your Pre-application.

Pre-applications must be submitted through eBRAP and full applications must be submitted through   Both require pre-registration by the PI. Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and 

 ​eBRAP is a multifunctional web-based system that allows PIs to submit their pre-applications electronically through a secure connection, to view and edit the content of their pre-applications and full applications, to receive communications from the CDMRP, and to submit documentation during award negotiations and period of performance.  A key feature of eBRAP is the ability of an organization’s representatives and PIs to view and modify the application submissions associated with them.  eBRAP will validate application files against the specific Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity requirements and discrepancies will be noted in an email to the PI and in the Full Application Files tab in eBRAP.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to review all application components for accuracy as well as ensure proper ordering as specified in this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.  Please note that validation of your full application may take up to 72 hours and this must be taken into account when working towards the DoD external deadline.  No extensions are granted if the application is still in the validation process. 

For detailed information on the submission process, refer to Section II.D. of the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity. 

For Questions, please contact

For more information on types of funding opportunities offered and application strategies review the CDMRP Webinar Series

Office of Research

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

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