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DoD Hearing Restoration Focused Research Award

Type: Posted • Opportunity: HT942524HRRPFRA

Description

The FY24 HRRP FRA mechanism is intended to support promising research that accelerates drug discovery and therapeutic development for hearing restoration after military-relevant auditory system injury. Applicants are encouraged to leverage resources and expertise at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to improve efficiency and accelerate the translational process. A list of NCATS programs and resources supporting preclinical innovation can be found at https://ncats.nih.gov/preclinical. Applications from investigators within the military Services and applications involving multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, the military Services, the VA, and other federal government agencies are highly encouraged. These relationships can leverage knowledge, infrastructure, and access to unique clinical populations that the collaborators bring to the research effort, ultimately advancing research that is of significance to Service Members, Veterans, and/or their Families. If the proposed research relies on access to unique resources or databases, the application must describe the access at the time of submission and include a plan for maintaining access as needed throughout the proposed research.

Background
The FY24 HRRP FRA mechanism is intended to support promising research that accelerates drug discovery and therapeutic development for hearing restoration after military-relevant auditory system injury. The proposed research must be relevant to active-duty Service Members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public.
The HRRP aims to advance the science of hearing restoration by funding groundbreaking research that removes barriers in translation and/or diagnosis.

Grant Details
The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is soliciting applications to the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 4001 (10 USC 4001). The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is the program management agent for this funding opportunity.
The proposed research must address one or more of the following Focus Areas:
- Improve and accelerate the translation of biological regeneration/repair mechanisms into clinical applications;
- Develop diagnostic tests that differentiate sensory, neural, synaptic, and central processing disorders;
- Develop reliable in-vitro human models to facilitate the understanding, derivation, and characterization of human auditory cells, and/or to facilitate the evaluation of hearing restoration therapies.

Eligibility Requirements
Extramural and Intramural organizations are eligible to apply, including foreign or domestic organizations, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and public entities.
Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to be named by the recipient organization as Principal Investigator (PI) on the applications.

Period of Performance
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET), July 22, 2024;
Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, August 9, 2024;
End of Application Verification Period: 5:00 p.m. ET, August 15, 2024;
Peer Review: October 2024;
Programmatic Review: January 2025

Grant Value
The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY24 HRRP FRA – Funding Level 1 should not exceed $250,000.
The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY24 HRRP FRA – Funding Level 2 will not exceed $750,000.
The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY24 HRRP FRA – Funding Level 3 will not exceed $1,000,000.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/25/24 U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity posted grant opportunity HT942524HRRPFRA for DoD Hearing Restoration Focused Research Award with funding of $4.4 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 12.420 Military Medical Research and Development. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
March 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 9, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 118 Days
Last Updated
March 25, 2024, 3:24 p.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Sept. 8, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Award Sizing

Ceiling
Not Listed
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$4,400,000
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
Susan M Dellinger Supervisory Contract Specialist
Contact Email
Email Description
CDMRP Help Desk
Contact Phone
(301) 619-2090

Documents

Posted documents for HT942524HRRPFRA

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