Final application to RIC no later than 5 days before the advertised deadline
The University of Melbourne encourages eligible researchers to participate in and lead proposals to the Department of Defense (DoD) in the United States.
View schemes on Grants.gov, the United States grants portal, through agency websites or find opportunities through UoM Research Professional.
Open US Department of Defense CDMRP grant opportunities
A number of opportunities are currently open to apply for funding from the United States Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
Depending on the program of interest, applications require either a relatively short pre-proposal ahead of an invitation to submit a full application, or a letter of intent which is followed by a full application.
Closing date for pre-proposals/letters of intent
Closing date for full applications
Combat Readiness-Medical Research Program
Breast Cancer Research Program
Prostate Cancer Research Program
Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Research Program
Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program (CDRA, IDA and IIRA schemes)
Melanoma Research Program (MCAA, TSA and TRA schemes)
Kidney Cancer Research Program
Reconstructive Transplant Research Program
Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program (CTA, FPA and TRA schemes)
Melanoma Research Program (DA scheme)
Further details on these schemes are available here, and to discuss possible applications please contact Blake Plowman (email@example.com, 9035 8317).
How to apply
Submit to the Themis Submission WorkbenchThis will be the first line of communication to the International team of your intentions to submit a proposal
*the completion of FOR and SEO codes is a critical element
Communicate with International Grants Team, RIC and Program Director, DoDFor higher chances of success, it is recommended that applicant conduct active discussions with the Program Director, Faculty Research Office and the International Grants Team firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible. For assistance with identifying and connecting with a program officer, contact Andrea Moshier, Research Partnership Manager at email@example.com
Sign up for Application Portal Systems Access
There are various government portals that are utilized to submit DOD proposals. Reference the Funding Opportunity Announcement for scheme requirements, then consult with the international team to obtain access.
Access application from Grants.gov or required submission portal and review documentationTypically, grants.gov is the submission portal but this will vary from agency to agency, scheme to scheme. Reference the Funding Opportunity Announcement to confirm application package requirements. Log into the system early to review requirements and troubleshoot any issues
Foreign JustificationConsider what expertise your team has e.g. "skills, resources or populations and/or research environment conditions” that require the work to be done outside the USA.
For applications with other organisations as the sub-awardeesForward the research office contact information for any external collaborators or contractors to the International Grants Team.
Complete the application
Use the supporting documents below as reference to completing the application.
Budget DevelopmentContact your Agreement Administrator for assistance with budget development
Review ReadyEmail completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days before the advertised deadline for RIC review. The International Grants Team will provide comments and suggestions within 5 working days.
NB: Past experience has proven that organising supporting materials at the end of the grant writing process causes significant submission delays and impacts the quality of the application. It is recommended that applicant starts preparing as early as 2 or 3 months before the advertised deadline or delegate tasks to the project team as early as possible.
Submit by Internal DeadlineFor lead application, the lead PI must Submit to AOR for review least 5 working days prior to the advertised deadline.
For non-lead application, UoM site PI must submit completed documentations to email@example.com for University approval at least 5 working days prior to the lead’s requested date.
NB. Please note that submission has to occur through RIC International Grants. RIC cannot guarantee successful submission for late or incomplete applications.
Annotated Grants.gov SF424 files
How to Register With Grants.gov
How to Create a Grants.gov Workspace
Completing Forms in a Workspace on Grants.gov
How to Submit a Federal Grant Application in Workspace
Relevant Past Seminar Materials