Department of Defense Funding Opportunities

Explore recently released Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) funding opportunities for the Hearing Restoration Research Program, Pancreatic Cancer Research Program, Rare Cancers Research Program, Scleroderma Research Program and Vision Research Program and managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

FY21 funding opportunities released:

Hearing Restoration Research Program

  • Focused Research Award
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Program
  • Idea Development Award
  • Idea Development Award – Early-Career Investigator Partnering PI Option
  • Translational Research Partnership Award

Rare Cancers Research Program

  • Concept Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Resource and Community Development Award
  • Scleroderma Research Program
  • Idea Development Award
  • Idea Development Award – New Investigator Collaboration Option
  • Translational Research Partnership Award

Vision Research Program

  • Focused Translational Team Science Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Translational Research Award
  • New for FY21: Clinical Trial Award

Please Note: Your proposal is due to the Office of Sponsored Research by 5 p.m. no later than five days prior to the sponsor deadline. Contact with questions.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on the website ( A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

For email notification when CDMRP funding opportunities are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at For more information about the CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

For more information on types of funding opportunities offered and application strategies review the CDMRP Webinar Series: