Applying for Myotonic Dystrophy Research Funding: Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

Cecilia Dupecher, Ph.D., Program Manager, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) at the U.S. Army’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) led an informative webinar briefly explaining the program’s history and purpose followed by a discussion on how researchers can apply for $370 million in awards under PRMRP as part of the fiscal year 2023 review cycle.

Myotonic Dystrophy researchers were recently awarded $8.8 million as part of the fiscal year 2022 grant cycle. Since myotonic dystrophy was designated an eligible research area six years ago, researchers have been awarded over $16 million.

PRMRP Letters of Intent are due as early as March 29th with Full Application deadlines beginning April 26th, 2023! For General Application Instructions and more details on each Award Mechanism, visit the PRMRP hub on the Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).

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About the Speaker

Cecilia Dupecher, Ph.D. 
Program Manager, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs 
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command

Dr. Dupecher provides strategic coordination for the execution and management of PRMRP Congressional appropriation. As the Program Manager, she is responsible for executing the PRMRP’s entire program life cycle, including investment strategy, development of funding opportunities, overseeing review of research proposals, and analysis of PRMRP’s accomplishments. She joined CDMRP in 2017 as Science Officer, providing scientific management and oversight to a portfolio of research awards focused on various Infectious Diseases, funded under the PRMRP.

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Click here to the view the FY2023 PRMRP Awards (Summary Sheet).

Click here to visit the Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).