As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Research and Development Directorate J9 manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated program announcements/funding opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The FY19 Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine (AIMM) Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are posted on Grants.gov.
Applications submitted to the FY19 AIMM initiative must address at least one of the following focus areas:
- Algorithms/tools for decision support in a deployed or operational environment to diagnose military-relevant disease, illness, or injury; prescribe mitigation and treatment strategies; and/or determine risk of Warfighter return to duty.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)/deep learning for integrating heterogeneous data streams and analyzing data from wearables to support making informed health care decisions. Wearable sensor systems may pertain to, but are not limited to, the following or combinations of the following: infectious disease diagnosis, physiologic status monitoring, informing real-time casualty location and triage, and/or environmental monitoring.
- AI/deep learning for analyzing and interrogating large medical data sets to identify patterns/predictors of disease, illness, or injury and/or identify treatment outcomes.
If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please start a routing sheet as soon as possible. As a reminder, proposals must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. Pre-proposals are due to the sponsor no later than Friday, July 26, 2019. If you should have any questions, please contact OSRP.