DOD Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health, Emerging Topics Research Award

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DOD Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health, Emerging Topics Research Award: The FY24 TBIPHRP ETRA intends to accelerate research in emerging topics in traumatic brain injury and/or psychological health. Findings from the FY24 ETRA-funded research should ultimately support the generation of new or updated clinical applications, health care products, and clinical practice guidelines for Service Members, their Families, Veterans, and the American public.Research Scope: Applications to the FY24 TBIPHRP ETRA may include preclinical applied research (including animal research) and clinical research (including clinical trials). Applications must not include basic research21. The FY24 TBIPHRP ETRA may also support ancillary studies that are associated with an ongoing or completed clinical trial and projects that optimize the design of future clinical trials. This award may not be used to support studies requiring an exception from informed consent (EFIC). Clinical trials may be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), diagnostics, devices, therapies, clinical guidance, behavioral interventions, emerging approaches and technologies, and/or new indications for products currently U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved or -cleared.A clinical trial is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 46.102 (45 CFR 46.102) as a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include a placebo or another control) to evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or behavioral health-related outcomes.Studies that do not seek to measure safety, effectiveness, and/or efficacy outcome(s) of an intervention are not considered clinical trials. For more information, a Human Subject Resource Document is provided at the purposes of this funding opportunity, research that meets the definition of a clinical trial is distinct from clinical research. Clinical research encompasses research with human data, human specimens, and/or interaction with human subjects. Clinical research is observational in nature and includes:(1) Research conducted with human subjects and/or material of human origin such as data, specimens, and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator (or co-investigator) does not seek to assess the safety, effectiveness, and/or efficacy outcomes of an intervention. Research meeting this definition may include but is not limited to: (a) mechanisms of human disease, (b) diagnostic or detection studies (e.g., biomarker or imaging), (c) health disparity studies, and (d) development of new technologies.(2) Epidemiologic and behavioral studies that do not seek to assess the safety, effectiveness, and/or efficacy outcomes of an intervention.(3) Outcomes research and health services research that do not fit under the definition of clinical trial.Excluded from the definition of clinical research are in vitro studies that utilize human data or specimens that cannot be linked to a living individual and meet the requirements for exemption under §46.104(d)(4) of the Common Rule.Applications that include a clinical trial as part of the proposed research will have additional submission requirements and review criteria. For more information, see Section II.D.2, Content and Form of the Application Submission and Section II.E.1, Criteria. Funded clinical trials are required to post a copy of the informed consent form used to enroll subjects on a publicly available federal website in accordance with federal requirements described in the 32 CFR 219.Multi-Institutional Clinical Research/Trials: As of January 20, 2020, U.S. institutions engaged in non-exempt cooperative research must rely on a single Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review and approve the portion of the research conducted at domestic sites (45 CFR 46.114(b)). If the proposed, non-exempt research involves more than one U.S.-based institution, a written plan for single IRB review arrangements must be provided at the time of application submission or award negotiation. The lead institution responsible for developing the master protocol and master consent form should be identified and should be the single point of contact for regulatory submissions and requirements.Communication and data transfer between or among the collaborating institutions, as well as how specimens and/or imaging products obtained during the study will be handled, should be included in the appropriate sections of the application. A separate intellectual and material property plan agreed on by all participating institutions is also required for multi-institutional clinical research/trials.Research Levels: The FY24 TBIPHRP ETRA offers funding for two Research Levels (refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions). Only one Research Level category may be chosen per application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to select the level that aligns with the scope of the proposed research. The Research Level should be selected based on the research scope and not on the amount of the budget. The following are generalized descriptions of the scope of the research appropriate for each Research level:• Research Level 1: Research Level 1 is intended to support smaller scope, less complex preclinical clinical research, or pilot/exploratory clinical trials. The maximum period of performance is 3 years. The application’s direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance should not exceed $700,000.• Research Level 2: Research Level 2 is intended to support larger scope, more complex preclinical, clinical research, or clinical trials. The maximum period of performance is 4 years. The application’s direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance should not exceed $1.5M.o Early-Career Investigator Partnering Option: The FY24 TBIPHRP ETRA (Research Level 2 only) includes an Early-Career Investigator Partnering Option that is structured to accommodate two Principal Investigators (PIs), one of whom is an Early-Career Investigator. The combined direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance in the applications of the Initiating PI and Partnering PI should not exceed $1.5M. o The PIs may have experience in similar or disparate scientific disciplines, but each PI is expected to bring distinct contributions to the application. One PI will be identified as the Initiating PI and will be responsible for most of the administrative tasks associated with application submission. The other investigator will be the Partnering PI. At least one of the Initiating or Partnering PIs must be an Early-Career Investigator.o The intent is not to create mentor-mentee arrangement. Both PIs should contribute significantly to the development of the proposed research project, including the Project Narrative, Statement of Work (SOW), and other required components. The application is expected to describe how the PIs’ unique experience/expertise combined as a partnership will better address the research question, how the unique experience/expertise that each individual brings to the application is critical for the research strategy and completion of the SOW, and why the work should be done together rather than through separate efforts.o If recommended for funding, each PI will be named to an individual award within the recipient organization(s). For individual FY24 TBIPHRP ETRA submission requirements for the Initiating and Partnering PI, refer to Section II.D.2, Content and Form of the Application Submission.Rigor of Preclinical Research Design: All projects should adhere to a core set of standards for rigorous study design and reporting to maximize the reproducibility and translational potential of preclinical research. The standards are described in SC Landis et al., 2012, A call for transparent reporting to optimize the predictive value of preclinical research, Nature 490:187-191 ( While these standards are written for preclinical studies, the basic principles of randomization, blinding, sample-size estimation, and data handling derive from well-established best practices in clinical studies. Projects that include research on animal models are required to submit Attachment 9, Animal Research Plan, as part of the application package to describe how these standards will be addressed. Applicants should consult the ARRIVE guidelines 2.0 (Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) to ensure relevant aspects of rigorous animal research are adequately planned for and, ultimately, reported. The ARRIVE guidelines 2.0 can be found at animal models are proposed, consider the following:• Pairing clinical populations to animal models in order to validate the clinical relevance and development of prevention, assessment, and treatment solutions is encouraged.• Proposed animal models should be well justified, supported within the literature, and clearly align with clinical relevance to the human condition.Relevance to Military Health: Relevance to the health care needs of Service Members, their Families, and Veterans is a key feature of this award. Investigators are encouraged to consider the following characteristics as examples of how a project may demonstrate relevance to military health:• Explanation of how the project addresses an aspect of psychological health conditions and/or TBI that has direct relevance to the health and/or readiness of Service Members, their Families, and Veterans.• Description of how the knowledge, information, products, or technologies gained from the proposed research could be implemented in a dual-use capacity to benefit the civilian population and also address a military need.• Use of military or Veteran populations, samples, or datasets in the proposed research, if appropriate.Collaborations between researchers or consultants at military or Veterans organizations and non-military organizations are strongly encouraged. These relationships can leverage knowledge, infrastructure, and access to unique data and research resources that the partners bring to the research effort, ultimately advancing TBI and psychological health research of significance to Service Members, their Families, and Veterans. A list of websites that may be useful in identifying additional information about ongoing DOD and VA areas of research interest or potential opportunities for collaboration can be found in Appendix 2.Awards supported with FY24 funds will be made no later than September 30, 2025.The CDMRP expects to allot approximately $16.0M to fund approximately four ETRA Research Level 1 applications and five ETRA Research Level 2 applications. Funding of applications received is contingent upon the availability of federal funds for this program, the number of applications received, the quality and merit of the applications as evaluated by peer and programmatic review, and the requirements of the government. Funds to be obligated on any award resulting from this funding opportunity will be available for use for a limited time period based on the fiscal year of the funds. It is anticipated that awards made from this FY24 funding opportunity will be funded with FY24 funds, which will expire for use on September 30, 2030.
Federal Grant Title: DOD Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health, Emerging Topics Research Award
Federal Agency Name: Dept of the Army USAMRAA (DOD-AMRAA)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HT942524TBIPHRPETRA
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 12.420
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: October 3rd, 2024
Original Application Deadline: October 3rd, 2024
Posted Date: May 16th, 2024
Creation Date: May 16th, 2024
Archive Date: November 2nd, 2024
Total Program Funding: $16,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 16th, 2024
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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