"FedBizOpps is the single government-wide point of entry for federal government procurement opportunities. Using the FedBizOpps portal, commercial vendors seeking federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the federal contracting community."
"Advises the Secretary of Defense on all matters related to small business and are committed to maximizing the
contributions of small business in DoD acquisitions. Provides leadership and governance to the Military Departments
and Defense Agencies to meet the needs of the nations' Warfighters, creating opportunities for small businesses
while ensuring each tax dollar is spent responsibly."
For more information: SBIR/STTR Opportunities
"Grants.gov simplifies the grants management process and creates a centralized, online mechanism to find and apply
for more than 900 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. A federal grant is an award of financial
assistance for basic and applied research and development."
To access program announcements from US Army Medical Research and Development Command on Grants.gov: search for USAMRAA within "Grant Opportunities" in the search function on the top right hand corner of the homepage.
The US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) funds a broad range of extramural research programs. Awards can be contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. Research proposals can be submitted to the command through the USAMRDC Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which is continuously open, or through special USAMRDC BAA Announcements, which are open for limited timeframes. For assistance, please contact the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 619-2736.
"The New Products and Ideas (NPI) website allows users to showcase their products for review by US Army Medical Research and Development Command subject matter experts. Submitters receive feedback in as little as 30 days. Some products currently in use by the military were first introduced through the NPI site."
"MTEC is a biomedical technology consortium collaborating with multiple government agencies under a 10-year renewable Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)."
"The USAMRDC ORTA otherwise known as the Technology Transfer Office coordinates all intellectual property
licensing on behalf of all US Army Medical Research and Development Command's subordinate laboratories from
the federal sector to nonfederal parties.
The ORTA office at each subordinate laboratory coordinates Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Interagency Agreements (IAAs), Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs ), and other technology transfer transactions."
"The goal of the DHA Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Concept Submission Program is to gather information and findings from medical, academic, research and advocacy assets of the military services, the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services and other federal agencies including research from academic institutions. DHA is especially interested in empirically researched products, services and interventions provided through agencies of the federal government."
This annual public-private partnership event is coordinated by the VA Center for Strategic Partnerships and is designed to foster debate, and facilitate national, partnership-based solutions in the area of traumatic brain injury. The event is designed to promote forward-thinking dialogue and innovative collaboration among private industry, professional sports organizations, the Federal government, innovators, scientists, athletes, clinicians, care-givers, and Veterans. For invitations to future events, please contact BrainTrust@va.gov.
"The CDMRP fills research gaps by funding high impact, high risk, and high gain projects that other agencies may not venture to fund. While individual programs are unique in their focus, all the programs managed by the CDMRP share the common goal of advancing paradigm shifting research, solutions that will lead to cures or improvements in patient care, or breakthrough technologies and resources for clinical benefit. The CDMRP strives to transform healthcare for Service Members and the American public through innovative and impactful research."
The ERP funds research to develop an understanding of the magnitude of posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) within the military and to expand
research into the basic mechanisms by which traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces epilepsy.
Example focus areas relevant to blast injury:
The JWMRP funds mature research projects close to yielding tangible benefits to military medicine. The JWMRP focuses on six program areas:
Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Military Infectious Diseases, Military Operational Medicine, Combat Causality Care, Radiation
Health Effects, and Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine.
Example focus areas relevant to blast injury:
The PRMRP funds research across the entire spectrum of medical research toward improving the health and well-being of
Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.
Example topic areas relevant to blast injury:
The PH/TBIRP funds research efforts aimed at improving prevention, detection, and treatment of psychological health disorders
and TBIs. Research funded by PH/TBI RP spans the translation research spectrum from basic research to clinical trials.
Example focus areas relevant to blast injury:
The VRP funds research efforts to improve and transform the care of military personnel affected by
diseases and injuries of the eye. The program focuses on funding innovative, military-relevant research
that addresses unmet clinical needs.
Example focus areas relevant to blast injury:
"Joint Program Committees (JPC), which consist of DoD and non-DoD technical experts, make funding recommendations for research and manage research programs under the Defense Health Agency Research and Development (DHA R&D) Directorate in diverse military medical program areas."
DVBIC is a part of the US Military Health System. Specifically, DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury center of excellence for the Defense Health Agency. Founded in 1992 by Congress, DVBIC's responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites has grown.
HCE fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and research of hearing loss and auditory injury. The goal is to reduce the tangible and intangible costs of hearing loss and auditory injuries among US military personnel and Veterans. HCE works with the VA and leads the cooperative effort to meet its goal.
PHCoE is uniquely positioned to collaborate across the DoD, VA, and other federal agencies to provide leadership and expertise, inform policy, and drive improvements in psychological health outcomes. The center maintains five core strategic priorities: support the services and combatant commands; improve care quality; increase access, reduce barriers, and encourage optimal use of psychological health resources; advance the science of psychological health; and foster organizational development.
DVCIPM's mission is to leverage the best available evidence, clinical expertise, and collaboration to develop and communicate consensus recommendations in support of Air Force, Army, Navy, and VA pain management practice, education, and research.
EACE is the leading advocate for research and treatment of DoD and VA patients with extremity trauma and amputation. Working with TRICARE, the Military Health System, VA, and other Centers of Excellence, the EACE will lead efforts to enhance collaboration between the DoD and the VA extremity trauma and amputation care providers and conduct scientific research to minimize the effects of traumatic injuries and improve clinical outcomes.
VCE leads and advocates for programs and initiatives with the following three inter-related goals: to improve vision health,
optimize readiness, and enhance quality of life for Service members and Veterans.
By working to improve vision health, optimizing readiness and enhancing quality of life for Service members and Veterans, VCE promotes collaboration, facilitates integration and serves as an advocate for vision across DoD and VA healthcare systems. Further collaborative efforts with other federal healthcare organizations, academia, and private sector organizations allow VCE to enhance development of VCE program priorities for research and quality care initiatives.
The Brain Trauma Evidence-based Consortium (B-TEC) is a collaborative effort among academic institutions and foundations with the goal of fostering existing collaborations and new partnerships among traumatic brain injury (TBI) investigators in an effort to establish evidence-based principles and produce objective scientific advances in classification, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), an entity of the Uniformed Services University (USU), serves as the translational engine for advancing traumatic brain injury (TBI) research throughout National Capital Area. The CNRM mission is to bring together the resources and expertise of investigators from the DoD and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to catalyze innovative research on TBI to more effectively diagnose and treat Warfighter injuries and prevent long-term consequences resulting from TBI.
The Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) is a multi-center collaboration linking premier basic science, translational, and clinical neuroscience researchers from the DoD, VA, academic universities, and private research institutes to effectively address the scientific, diagnostic, and therapeutic ramifications of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and its long-term effects.
The Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) is a joint VA and DoD effort to understand and treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active duty military Service Members and Veterans. Its primary objectives are to focus on the advancement of treatment strategies for PTSD and to identify and confirm clinically relevant biomarkers as diagnostic and prognostic indicators of PTSD and comorbid disorders.
The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System was initiated as a collaborative effort supported by the DoD Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a secure, centralized informatics system developed to accelerate comparative effectiveness research in support of improved diagnosis and treatment for Service Members and civilians who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The Injury and Traumatic Stress (INTRuST) Consortium was established to combine the research efforts of leading clinical researchers to bring to market novel treatments or interventions for those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The INTRuST portfolio of clinical research and trials spans psychotherapeutics, pharmacotherapeutics, and devices.
InTBIR is a collaborative effort of the European Commission (EC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the DoD. The goal of InTBIR is to coordinate and leverage clinical research activities on traumatic brain injury (TBI) research and encourage well-designed, hypothesis-driven studies that include the collection of high quality data followed by rigorous statistical analysis.
This NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance; Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium is a prospective, longitudinal, multi-center, multi-sport investigation that delineates the natural history of concussion in both men and women by incorporating a multi-dimensional assessment of standardized clinical measures of post-concussive symptomatology, performance-based testing, genomic variability and risk factors, biomarkers of injury and trajectory of recovery, and psychological health.
As part of the broader $30 million NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance, the Mind Matters Challenge provided funding to various academic institutions to focus on two important areas related to concussion: Changing Attitudes about Concussions in Young and Emerging Adults (a research challenge) and Educational Programs Targeting Young and Emerging Adults (an educational programs challenge). The objective of these challenges is to change the culture of concussion safety in order to better serve student-athletes on the field and Service Members on the battlefield.
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. To support this mission, NINDS supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics.
South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) is a DoD and VA funded, multidisciplinary, and multi-institutional research consortium that develops and evaluates interventions for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active duty military personnel and recently discharged Veterans.
The TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative is a joint DoD and FDA effort in collaboration with academic clinician-scientists, industry leaders, patient advocacy organizations and philanthropies to develop better designed clinical trials that will ultimately lead to the first successful treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Targeted Evaluation, Action, and Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury (TEAM-TBI) is a DoD funded, multicenter, clinical research study led by the University of Pittsburgh that investigates the complexity of brain injury and how targeted interventional strategies may improve patient outcome and function. The study utilizes various diagnostic techniques to develop individualized treatment strategies targeting an individual's specific symptoms.
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