Naval Medical Research and Development

To enhance the health, safety, readiness, and performance of Navy and Marine Corps personnel through basic and applied medical research executed largely through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with civilian educational and research institutions/organizations.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be an institution/organization.

Applications will not be accepted from individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries are relatively independent investigators associated with an applicant institution/organization.


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 regulations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

White papers or pre-proposals may be required prior to full application submission.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants should obtain a copy of the Naval Medical Logistics Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs), which describe the full research program and include necessary forms and instructions for proposal submissions. The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the website.

Award Procedures

Proposals are evaluated by in-house committee or by a combination of in-house and extramural review committees against the evaluation criteria listed in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcement (PA). 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 funding. Awards depend upon the availability of funds and the priority which the Navy determines to exist at the time of award.


Not Applicable.


10 U.S.C. 2358.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. White papers or pre-proposals are normally reviewed within 60 to 90 days. Formal proposals are usually reviewed and notifications received within 6 months from submission. Grant award dates are normally within 4 months from notification.


Not Applicable.


Once a grant or cooperative agreement is awarded, any follow-on research proposal is treated as a new request. Follow-on work should allow for the review time noted above.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance agreement payments will be made in advance on a quarterly basis or will be on a cost reimbursement basis. The award will specify the payment method.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Annual and final reports will be required.

Quarterly reports may also be required.

Quarterly financial reports and a final financial report, i.e., the Federal Financial Report (SF425) are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


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

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 15 Not Available; FY 16 est $2,000,000; and FY 17 est $2,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 to $20,000,000. Average: $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Naval Medical Logistics Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs) provide program information, applicable regulations, and guidance for submitting applications. The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the website.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Thomas L. Hood 693 Neiman St., Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702 Email: Phone: 3016199236

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected for funding based on the evaluation criteria listed in the Naval Medical Logistics Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs). The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the website.

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