US Department of Defense Reconstructive Transplant Research Program FY2017 – Pre-Proposals

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP) are invited for award mechanisms listed in the post below.

Focus Areas

Focus Areas:  The FY17 RTRP encourages research projects that specifically address needs in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) in the following focus areas:

  1. Immune system regulation as specifically applied to VCA
  2. Psychosocial considerations and challenges associated with VCA
  3. Develop ex vivo VCA tissue preservation techniques or technologies to extend the time between procurement and transplantation (goal: 24 hours)
  4. Develop pre-habilitation or rehabilitation strategies that improve reconstructive transplant functional outcomes
  5. Develop standardized quantitative functional outcome measures for VCA, especially for face transplant
  6. Graft clinical monitoring – acute and chronic, as applied to VCA

Award Mechanisms

Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Supports studies with potential to make an important contribution to the reconstructive transplant research field, patient care, and/or quality of life.

  • Maximum funding of $1 million (M) for total costs (approx. AUD $1.27M)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
  • Multiple PI option:
    • Maximum funding of $1.5M for total costs (approx AUD $1.9M)
    • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
  • Program Announcement [PDF]
  • Application Instructions [PDF]

Technology Development Award

Supports research critical for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products focused on reconstructive transplantation.

Qualitative Research Award

Supports qualitative research studies that will help researchers and clinicians to better understand the experiences of individuals who are considering or have already received reconstructive transplant surgery.

  • Maximum funding of $1 million (M) for total costs (approx. AUD $1.27M)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years
  • Multiple PI option:
    • Maximum funding of $1.5M for total costs (approx AUD $1.9M)
    • Maximum period of performance is 3 years

Related Mechanisms in this Program

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

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