The FY18 Defense Appropriation provides $30 million (M) to the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP). The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research.
Focus Areas for FY18 are: Early Care of SCI; Biomarkers; Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction and Neuropathic Pain; Psychosocial Issues; Rehabilitation and Regeneration. The program offers Clinical Trial, Investigator-Initiated Research, Qualitative Research and Translational Research Award funding opportunities. The managing agent for the Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
Information on award mechanisms and areas of encouragement is found a http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/scirp. All award applications require submission of a pre-application.
The deadline for pre-application submission is July 9, 2018.