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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Funding Opportunities for PTSD/TBI Research

From the DoD's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs website, the current slate of funding opportunities for PTSD and TBI research via the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). Click on the link for cut-off dates and details. Unfortunately, many have a fast approaching preliminary proposal deadline, but still well worth a look if you are a medical researcher in one of these fields.

General background:

The PRMRP was established in 1999 and continues to fulfill Congressional intent by funding research of clear scientific merit with direct relevance to the health of the warfighter and the military family, and the American public. PRMRP Congressional appropriations, which totaled $294.5M through fiscal year 2005 (FY05) have provided funding for 198 projects in more than 60 topic areas.

Many projects funded by the PRMRP have begun to yield combat health support technologies and products in the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Infectious Diseases, Military Operational Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, and Medical Chemical and Biological Defense, thus complementing the current USAMRMC Core priorities.

The CDMRP has acted as the program management office for the PRMRP since November 1999. Program oversight is through a Tri-Service/Interagency Joint Programmatic Review Panel (JPRP) as required by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD/HA).

If you have any questions, email

Click on 'Article Link' below tags for resources to vet questions...

Special note to researchers/veterans: The VA has the following resources to help answer veterans' questions that inevitably pop up regarding their participation in a study:

"I'm a Veteran. Should I Participate in Research?"

Click here to order the Free Educational Materials for Veterans listed below. These educational materials are for Veterans who may be asked to take part in a VA research study. These materials provide basic information about VA research and summarize Veterans' rights and welfare.

Topics covered:

  • What is a research study?
  • Are there benefits to being in a research study?
  • Are there risks or side effects in a research study?
  • What questions should I ask before I agree to take part in a research study?
  • What is informed consent?
- View in Real Player format
- For Windows Media format right click here and save the file on your desktop for viewing.
- Read the video transcript.
- Download Real Player | Windows Media

- Read online (1,895 KB, PPT)
- Download printable version of the booklet (990 KB, PDF)

- Download and print "What questions should I ask before I Volunteer"
English (111 KB, PDF) | Spanish (130 KB, PDF)

Tri-fold brochure
The tri-fold brochure is a short version of the larger booklet. It is available in your local VA Research & Development Office. Download brochure (2437 KB, PDF)

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about VA research, or if you would like to talk to someone about the VA research program, please contact your local VA Research & Development Office [search by location in the VA Research and Development (R&D) National Directory].

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