New Funding Opportunities for Friedreich Ataxia Research from the DoD
Webinar - Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) held an informational webinar on April 5, 2022 with Cecilia Dupecher, Ph.D, Program Manager for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The PRMRP is within the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) - a global funding organization that fosters novel approaches to congressionally targeted biomedical research areas. CDMRP receives annual appropriations that are disease or condition-specific and for the FY22 budget has added Friedreich Ataxia to the list of topic areas eligible for $370M in funding within the PRMRP. Dr. Dupecher reviewed available funding opportunities, offered guidance on the application process, and answered questions.

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The following mechanisms provide funding opportunities for Friedreich Ataxia research:

  • Clinical Trial Award: Supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials of novel interventions. Preproposal deadline is May 6, 2022 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Discovery Award: Supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory - Letter of Intent deadline is April 22, 2022 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Focused Program Award: Supports a synergistic, multidisciplinary research program of at least four distinct but complementary projects addressing an overarching goal/question – Preproposal deadline is May 6, 2022 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award: Supports research that will make an original and important contribution to the field of research or patient care in the Topic Area(s) of interest - Letter of Intent deadline is April 29, 2022 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Technology/Therapeutic Development Award: Supports the translation of promising preclinical findings into clinical applications for prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and/or quality of life - Letter of Intent deadline is April 29, 2022 5:00 p.m. ET
All organizations, including foreign organizations, foreign public entities, and international organizations, are eligible to apply.

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