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Request for Funding for Field Based Meetings to Foster Collaborative Multi-Site Studies

BLR&D funds may be available for field based meetings. The planned meeting must address one of the following priority areas of VA research:

The planned meeting must propose to develop a plan (roadmap) for a collaborative multi-site program to accelerate the development of new treatments for service related illness and injury. The treatments may be drugs, cell based therapies, other biologicals or gene therapies. Service related illness and injury would include illness and injuries which can be a direct result of service such as Gulf War Illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, acute and chronic pain, opioid addiction, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal cord injury as well as other illnesses which are more common in Veterans than the general population.

The planned meeting must lead to an application for research funding (VA, NIH, DOD). Meeting costs must be under $20,000.

The due date for applications is November 1, 2018.


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