The pre-announcement for the availability of funding for Gulf War illness research has been announced recently by DOD’s Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). This is a competitive, peer-reviewed program, open to researchers at all levels. Identified funding priorities include studies focused on identifying treatments for Gulf War illness (GWI), improved definition and diagnosis, and improved understanding of GWI pathobiology and symptoms.
The pre-funding announcement was posted on CDMRP’s website: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.htm and was recently listed.
Studies will be funded under four mechanisms. All require pre-applications to be submitted and an invitation to submit a full proposal. The dates of submission have not been released yet but we will update you when they are announced. A synopsis of the different funding mechanism requirements and funding amounts can be found here: http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2010/10gwirppreann.htm.
91outcomes will have additional postings regarding this program as they become available.
Please contact the agency contacts listed in the announcements if you have questions.
Special Thanks for this announcement to Kimberly Sullivan, Ph.D., Scientific Coordinator, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, and Boston University School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health.