Funding opportunities are now open for the FY2023
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
Description: This webinar was presented by Dr. Cecelia Dupecher, Program Manager for Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) at CDMRP. Dr. Dupecher summarizes the PRMRP program and the process for applying for research funding. Download Slide deck here: https://lymphaticnetwork.org/documents/FY23_PRMRP_Funding_Webinar_Presentation_LERN.pdf Overview of PRMRP Funding: Link: https://lymphaticnetwork.org/documents/2023_Overview_PRMRP_Funding.pdf The Pact Act that lists what are now presumptive conditions related to the burn pits of Afghanistan and Iraq, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. You can use the connection between these diseases and lymphatic diseases and lymphedema to make your case for why your research is relevant to this program. Link: https://www.va.gov/resources/the-pact-act-and-your-va-benefits/ Also, here the a link to a Department of Defense CDMRP booklet, "Beast Cancer Research Program." You will only find lymphedema mentioned once in the booklet and not in terms of any ongoing research. Since LE is a disease that affects up to 30% of BC survivors, it is potentially another area of interest for PRMPR grants. Link: https://lymphaticnetwork.org/documents/DoD_Breast_Cancer_Booklet2018.pdf Gaps in Lymphatic Research PDF: https://lymphaticnetwork.org/documents/LERN_DOD_Gaps_Summary_2023_NEW.pdf Finally, military families who have children with lymphatic anomalies also fall under consideration for PRMPR funding since it includes diseases that affect the children of military personnel.
About the speaker: Program Officer for the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) at the CDMRP.