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

ONR FY 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) released its 2019 funding announcement for the Young Investigator Program (YIP), which is awarded to promising young tenure-track faculty in their first or second year who demonstrate the ability to deliver innovative research aligned with ONR’s research priorities. This popular program provides early career university faculty a path into the Navy’s research enterprise through multi-year research grants.

Deadline: Proposals should be submitted no later than August 31, 2018 at 11:59 EST.
Funding: Individual awards will be funded at a maximum of $500,000 for a two-year base period, with a possibility to extend for one more year for an additional $250,000.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the ONR Program Managers in their technical area to discuss their research ideas before submitting a proposal. Review information about ONR’s research focus areas here. View the Full FOA under solicitation number “N00014-18-S-F009” at Grants Gov.

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.