US DoD Fiscal Year 2020 Announcements (Medical Research Programs)


US Department of Defense (DoD)


 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

For More Information

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


FY20 Announcements 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 (NEW!)



Melanoma Research Program

Idea Award

Mid-Career Accelerator Award (New!)

Technology Development Partnership Award (New!)

Team Science Award

Translational Research Award



Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

Clinical Trial Award (New!)

Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award

Investigator-Initiated Research Award



Neurofibromatosis Research Program

Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Synergistic Idea Award (New! For FY20)


Special Notes

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

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 both pre-application submission and full application submission.  All pre-applications must be submitted through eBRAP.  Full applications from extramural organizations (non-DoD organizations) 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.

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.  

If you wish to apply please contact Angela Vuk as soon as possible so we can support you through the eBRAP system and application process.

For Questions, please contact

Please follow-up with the contacts identified in the applicable funding opportunity.  

Office of Research

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

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