Defense Health Agency requests infectious disease research program applications for 2017

Defense Health Agency requests infectious disease research program applications for 2017.
The Defense Health Agency, Research, Development and Acquisition (DHA RDA) has opened the application period for the Joint Program Committee-2/Military Infectious Diseases Research Program (JPC-2/MIDRP) for 2017.

The announcement states that in order to be considered for an award, the product or compound must fall under at least one focus area. These include: therapeutics for infections stemming from a traumatic wound and other combat-related injuries and infections; rapid detection technology for biological markers; detection technology for pathogens; and technology that is able to identify antibiotic resistant pathogens.

Funding from this program must be utilized in the clinical trial process for medicine or medical devices and cannot be used for preclinical research.  

The total program funding is expected to total approximately $13.9 million across five expected awards. The deadline to submit a pre-application is set for 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Following this, an invitation will be sent to select candidates requesting full application proposals on Monday, March 7. The final deadline for full proposals is Monday, May 9.

Both applications and pre-applications are required to be sent through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).