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Proposal Preparation Essentials for the U.S. Department of Defense

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The College of Medicine’s consulting partner McAllister & Quinn will present “Proposal Preparation Essentials for the U.S. Department of Defense.”

During this two-hour presentation, McAllister & Quinn will compare and contrast NIH and DOD proposal structures. Key facets of DOD proposals that are different from NIH proposals will be closely examined:

  • Hypotheses and specific aims
  • Military relevance statements
  • Statements of work
  • Research plan organization

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will be a significant focus of this workshop. CDMRP is the largest funder of biomedical research within the Department of Defense, encompassing more than 30 research programs.

Consumer advocates (e.g. patients, caregivers, survivors) are involved throughout CDMRP’s two-tier review process and serve as full voting members; there are no standing peer review panels and no “pay lines.” The consumer perspective is a hallmark of CDMRP, which seeks to fund groundbreaking research that fills a critical gap and that has potential to be translated into more effective clinical care for service members, veterans, their family members and the public.

At the end of the presentation, College of Medicine researchers will discuss their takeaways from attending the annual Military Health System Research Symposium, the Department of Defense’s main scientific meeting.

Due to room size, in-person attendance will be capped at 40 attendees. A Zoom registration option is also available; Zoom information will be provided upon registration.

Register here


October 22
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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