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U. S. Department of Defense Announces 2011 Funding Opportunities
April 26, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) was established in 1999 to provide support for military health-related research. The vision of the FY 2011 PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries.
Through its advocacy initiatives that began in 2003, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) pioneered efforts to have lupus included among the disease areas eligible for research funding through the PRMRP. The LFA made a persuasive case to DoD officials that described the relevance of lupus research to military personnel and their dependents. These efforts have opened a new source of much needed funds to support research on lupus. Since including lupus and lupus biomarkers among the areas approved for funding, the PRMRP has awarded nine grants totaling more than $9.5 million in new funding to support important studies.
Please visit the PRMRP Web site for eligibility requirements and deadlines http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml.
Achievements Highlight the Lupus Foundation of America’s Leadership Role in the Fight to End Lupus.