Defense Health Program – Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program

The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) to support innovative, high-impact lung cancer research. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency J9, Research and Development Directorate 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) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).

The FY20 LCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on the website. Applications submitted to the FY20 LCRP must address one or more of the following Areas of Emphasis:

  • Identify innovative strategies for the screening and early detection of lung cancer.
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms of initiation and progression to lung cancer.
  • Identify innovative strategies for prevention of the occurrence of lung cancer.
  • Identify innovative strategies for the treatment of lung cancer.
  • Identify innovative strategies for the prevention of recurrence of or metastases from lung cancer.
  • Develop or optimize prognostic or predictive markers to assist with therapeutic decision-making.
  • Understand mechanisms of resistance to treatment (primary and secondary).
  • Understand contributors to lung cancer development other than tobacco.
  • Identify innovative strategies for lung cancer care delivery (disparities/clinical management/ surveillance/symptom management).

For additional information, please go to the website.

Idea Development Award – Preproposal due May 6, 2020

Investigator-Initiated Translation Research Award due May 6, 2020

Concept award – Letter of Intent due May 27, 2020

Please note: If you are interesting in applying for one of these funding opportunities, please start a routing sheet as soon as possible. As a reminder, all documents for the proposal must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least 2 business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. If you should have any questions, please contact OSRP.