Resources for Affiliated Faculty


Searchable Calendar of Funding Opportunities offered by the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Office of the Associate Dean for Research.

Find Funding website of the Office of the Associate Dean for Research.

BU Federal Relations “Funding Trends and Opportunities.”

Visit the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs  (CDMRP) website for information about funding and for a list of current program announcements.



Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic- Newton Award recipients will produce novel conceptual frameworks or theoretical approaches to addressing outstanding or emerging challenges facing the scientific community. Proposal due May 15th, 2020.

For a list of DOD COVID-19 research opportunities please click here.



The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to support the development and maintenance of clinical trial infrastructure for the simultaneous and sequential testing of drug interventions to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an adaptive platform trial (APT) design. Proposal due data is May 21st, 2020 at 12pm EST.

For more information, please click here.


The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) continues to release Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funding opportunities, most recently the Rare Cancers Research Program and Fibrous Dysplasia Research Program, among many others.

The office of CDMRP recently released Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) and Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP).

Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements may be found in the Program Announcements, 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 ( A listing of all open CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

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 (  Intramural DoD organizations may submit full applications to either eBRAP or  Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for all applicants.  Refer to the General Application Instructions Section III for Application Submission through, and Section IV for application submission through eBRAP.  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 the 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.


Engaging with DARPA

Featuring Stefanie Tompkins, PhD, Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), September 21, 2016

Affiliated faculty may access the powerpoint presentation here.

NDIA 2016 Conference

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Medical Research, Development, and Aquisition in Support of the Warfighter conference “Military Medicine in a Complex Environment”, April 2016, presentations are available here.


CDMRP Lunch and Learn Session of the Military Health System Research Symposium, August 18, 2015, available at MHSRS 2015_CDMRP lunch and learn-18Aug

Lewis Burke Associates 2015

“Department of Defense Health Research: Navigating the Funding Landscape” presented by Lewis Burke Associates at BUMC in December 2015 is available here.