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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-13-PCRP-EHDA
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jun 15, 2013
Creation Date: Jun 15, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jul 31, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 31, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 30, 2013
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant

Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 12.420 -- Military Medical Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

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

Additional Information on Eligibility:


Agency Name
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
Description
The PCRP Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award mechanism was first offered in FY03. Since then, 1,814 Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award applications have been received, and 209 have been recommended for funding. The Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award supports the exploration of highly innovative, untested, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in prostate cancer. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis. This award is designed to provide investigators the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations that may reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. Presentation of preliminary data is inconsistent with the intent of this award mechanism and is therefore strongly discouraged. However, logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale for the proposed work must be described. The PCRP seeks applications from the wide spectrum of basic, population science, translational, and clinical research. In addition, applicants are expected to address at least one of the PCRP focus areas and are highly encouraged to address one of the PCRP overarching challenges. If the proposed project does not address any of the overarching challenges, the application should include a description to justify how the project will nevertheless address a critical need in the field of prostate cancer research and/or patient care. Research involving human subjects is encouraged under this funding opportunity but is restricted to studies without clinical trials. Correlative studies associated with an existing clinical trial are allowed if they are determined to be no greater than minimal risk by the local IRB of record and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Office of Research Protections (ORP), Human Research Protection Office (HRPO). Projects involving human subjects or specimens must be exempt under 32 CFR 219.101(b) or eligible for expedited review (32 CFR 219.110 or 21 CFR 56.110). Additional information on the protection of human subjects and exempt or expedited review status can be found at https://www.bids.tswg.gov/. For definitions and other information on clinical trials and clinical research overall, a Human Subject Resource Document is provided on the CDMRP eReceipt System at https://cdmrp.org/Program_Announcements_and_Forms/. All investigators applying to FY13 PCRP funding opportunities are encouraged to consider leveraging resources available through the PCRP-funded Prostate Cancer Biorepository Network (PCBN) (http://www.prostatebiorepository.org) and/or the North Carolina - Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP) (http://www.ncla-pcap.org) if retrospectively collected human anatomical substances or correlated data are relevant to the proposed studies. The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) intends that data and research resources generated under awards funded by this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity be made available to the research community (which includes both scientific and consumer advocacy communities) and to the public at large. For additional guidance, refer to the General Application Instructions, Appendix 4, Section K.

Link to Additional Information
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
CDMRP Help Desk
301-682-5507 CDMRP Help Desk
Synopsis Modification History
There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.

To search for more grants and applications for students and education institutions, go to
www.Grants.gov.
Posted By: Viola Dunn-Thigpen
Saturday, June 22nd 2013 at 6:42PM
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Thanks so much for this much needed information.
Saturday, June 22nd 2013 at 6:49PM
Viola Dunn-Thigpen
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