Department Of Defense

The Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act provides research funding for the following peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense, Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP):

Upcoming Anticipated Funding Opportunities

Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC)

Department of Defense Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) is for entry-to-mid level medical/healthcare professionals and students to participate in MJCOC 90, from April 14-17, 2019. The goal of this Mini JCOC program is to help bridge the growing military-civilian divide by educating present and future medical/healthcare professionals on their military, as well as the capabilities of the U.S. Armed Forces. JCOC program will provide a valuable opportunity for first-hand experiences, and help participants forge beneficial relationships with their military peers.

Deadline: All nominations must be received by November 30, 2018.
Funding: The JCOC program is fully funded by the DoD. Funding includes transportation costs from the beginning of the program to completion, lodging and meals. Participants are responsible for funding their own transportation to and from the registration site, which will be in the Washington, D.C., area.

Submit your nomination using this 2019 Mini JCOC 90 Nomination Form. If there are any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Caroline D. Wilson, JCOC Program Manager.

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) program consists of basic and applied research and survivability/lethality and human factors analysis. Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation procedure used to obtain proposals for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement.

New Opportunity to Engage USAMRMC for Health and Biomedical Research

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) recently issued a new opportunity for investigators to engage with the Department of Defense (DOD) on biomedical and health-related research. The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) recently launched a new feedback submission feature to its website. Investigators can use the form to submit an abstract for feedback or ask questions. Further, stakeholders now have the option to provide input on programs and process recommendations, as well as submit reviewer nominations and other feedback. The form and submission instructions are available at: This tool demonstrates interest in expanding interactions with the research community beyond annual Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and CDMRP funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Interested investigators are strongly encouraged to use these mechanisms to build and to improve relationships with MRMC.