Military Medical Research and Development

Military Medical Research and Development

Number: 12.420
Agency: Department Of Defense
Office: U.s. Army Medical Command

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
12.420 Military Medical Research and Development

Federal Agency (030):

Authorization (040):
10 U.S.C. 2358.

Objectives (050):
To reduce illness and injury among U.S. military personnel on the
battlefield through basic and applied medical research executed largely
through grants and contracts with civilian educational and research

Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants.

Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Recipients are required to conform to their accepted research protocol
and are usually required to submit some form of annual or project
report. Project support is limited to fundamental research which is
defined as basic and applied research aimed at sustaining the technology
base or understanding a biological- medical process, thereby providing a
technological edge in solving complex biological-medical problems and
countering future military medical threats. Some grants are also awarded
to support conferences and symposiums.

Eligibility Requirements (080)

Applicant Eligibility (081):
Applicants must be a public, nonprofit institution/organization, other
public institution/organization, private nonprofit
institution/organization, specialized group, or quasi-public nonprofit

Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Beneficiaries are relatively independent investigators associated with an applicant organization.

Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial and
managerial capability as well as a certification of compliance with
Federal, State, and local environmental laws, ordinances and

Application and Award Process (090)

Preapplication Coordination (091):
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures (092):
Applicants should obtain a copy of the U.S. Army Medical Research and
Development Command’s Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) which describes
the full research program and includes necessary forms and instructions
for proposal submissions. BAA’s may be obtained by request in writing
from U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, ATTN:
MCMR-ACQ-BA, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5012. Pre-proposals are
encouraged prior to submission of a formal application. (See also, search on Army Medical Command).

Award Procedure (093):
Proposals are evaluated by in-house committee or by a combination of
in-house and extramural review committees against the following factors:
(1) Military and program relevance; (2) research objective; (3)
scientific feasibility; (4) qualifications; (5) facilities; and (6)
budget. The final stage of evaluation is the establishment of an order
of merit in which all competing proposals are ranked on the basis of
their respective military relevance and scientific merit evaluations.
Award amount will be negotiated with those proposals recommended for
acceptance. Awards depend upon the availability of funds and the
priority which USAMRDC determines to exist at the time of award.

Deadlines (094):
No overall program deadlines exist. Individual research areas may
initiate deadlines which will be communicated upon review of the

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Pre-proposals are normally reviewed within 60 to 120 days. Formal
proposals are usually reviewed and notifications received within 6
months from submission. Grant award dates are normally within 6 months
from notification.

Appeals (096):
Not applicable.

Renewals (097):
Once a grant is awarded, any follow-on research proposal is treated as a
new request. Follow-on work should allow for the review time noted

Assistance Consideration (100)

Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
The length of time for which support is requested should be consistent
with the nature and complexity of the proposed research. The maximum
period acceptable for a research proposal is 5 years. Funds are
normally released on a quarterly basis.

Post Assistance Requirements (110)

Reports (111):
Quarterly financial reports and a final financial transactions report,
i.e., SF 272 are required. Additionally, some grants may require midterm
and/or final technical reports.

Audits (112):
Defense Contract Audit Agency or Department of Health and Human Services Audit Agency with no specific frequency established.

Records (113):
Recipients are required to maintain records adequate to reflect the
nature and extent of their costs and expenditures and to insure that the
required cost of participation is achieved. Records must be maintained
for 3 years following the date of submission of final reimbursement
request for services rendered.

Financial Information (120)

Account Identification (121):

Obligations (122):
(Grants) FY 07 est $140,000,000; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est
not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$100,000 to $5,000,000. Average: $650,000.

Program Accomplishments (130):

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Board Agency
Announcement (BAA) available without cost from the sponsoring agency.
OMB Circular Nos. A- 110 and A-122 are applicable to the project grants.

Information Contacts (150)

Regional or Local Office (151) :
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Attn:
SGRD-RMA-RC, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland 21702-5014. POC: Mr.
Craig D. Lebo. Telephone: (301) 619- 2036.

Headquarters Office (152):
U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, ATTN: MCMR-ACQ-BA, Fort
Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5012. Telephone: (301) 619-7216.

Website Address (153):;;

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