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Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP): Investigator Initiated Research Award 2017

The Investigator Initiated Research Award (IIRA) supports highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to MS research and/or patient care. Research projects may focus on any phase of research, excluding clinical trials.

Proposals must address the treatment of MS Symptoms, which may include: Pain, Fatigue, Cognitive Dysfunction, Visual Impairment, Motor Impairment, Impaired Mobility, Loss of Bladder Control, Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, and Anxiety.

Funding & Duration

The maximum period of performance is 3 years. The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed US $600,000 (approx. AUD $770,000).

Funding may be used for salary, research supplies, research-related subject costs, clinical research costs, travel between collaborating organisations, travel costs for up to 2 investigators to travel to 1 scientific/technical meeting per year.

Preclinical research studies are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility

Primary Investigators (PIs) must be independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.

Related  Schemes

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

  • 26 May 2016 – pre-proposal submitted via https://eBRAP.org.
  • Copy of pre-proposal forwarded to the Research Branch ASAP.
  • 15 August 2016 – full applications (by invitation only) submitted to the Research Branch for internal review.
  • Grants Officer: Dr Don McMaster
  • Email: don.mcmaster@adelaide.edu.au

Further Information

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