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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 to be added to NAEVR’s contact list for all DOD/PRMRP updates.