National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
Advocacy Center
Become an Advocate for Vision Research
Eye Fact Center
Press Center
Newsletters
Spread the Word
Tell Your Story
Link to Our Site
Resources and Links
Privacy Policy
Site Map
Advocacy Center
About the Alliance National Eye Institute Contact Us
Become an Advocate for Vision Research - Join the Action List
Speak Up for Eye and Vision Research
Enter Your Zip Code   
 

 

DOD Issues Preliminary PRMRP Notice Prior to April 2008 Announcement

Legislative Update
February 13, 2008

Today, the Department of Defense (DOD) released a preliminary notice on its Web site for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) funding, which will total $50 million. The notice states that:

  • By April 2008, DOD would issue an announcement of the award mechanisms available to the 21 areas of eligible research, including "eye and vision research"

  • The award mechanisms are structured differently than in the FY2006 announcement—that is, a combination of basic research through Investigator-initiated Research Awards and translational research through Translation Research Awards, Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards, and Clinical Trial Awards.

NAEVR will monitor the Web site and report to its networks on the release of the announcement and all applicable deadlines. Contact NAEVR’s David Epstein at depstein@eyeresearch.org to be added to NAEVR’s contact list for all DOD/PRMRP updates.