The Department of Defense’s MSRP Idea Development Award aims to promote ideas in the early stages of development that have the potential to yield high-impact findings and new avenues of investigation. Proposals must address at least one of the following areas:

  • Biological basis of symptoms and their management
  • Mechanistic studies of environmental risk factors
  • Endocrinological influence on disease activity and progression
  • Co-morbidities and their impact on disease activity and progression

The maximum award period is two years and the maximum allowable direct costs for this period are $400,000 plus indirect costs. The pre-application submission deadline is June 18, 2013, while the final application submission deadline is September 17, 2013. For information, see the link below: