By Hilary Rosselot
Dr. Kathryn Argue Shares Information and Tips for applying for DOD’s PRMRP funding
The NFXF hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Kathryn Argue, Deputy Program Manager of the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. Dr. Argue reviewed the details of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, specifically the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). Fragile X is an eligible topic within the PRMRP, as has been for over a decade thanks to the tireless efforts of NFXF Advocates.
Dr. Argue shared programmatic details, deadlines, and tips to support researchers throughout the application process. Dr. Argue finished the webinar by answering questions from attendees.
A few top tips from Dr. Argue include:
- Read the funding opportunity announcement carefully.
- You do not need an invitation to apply for several of the funding opportunities.
- Be aware of the award-specific deadlines and submit on time–there are no exceptions.
- Align your proposal with the program-specific goals.
- Check the FY23 PRMRP Strategic Plan
- Fragile X sits in the Rare Diseases and Conditions Portfolio
- Fragile X includes all FMR1-associated conditions and disorders (FXS, FXTAS, FXPOI, Fragile X Premutation).
- While not new, hereditary ataxia is also listed as an eligible condition within the PRMRP, which may be a good option for FXTAS projects. Learn more here.
Watch a recording of the webinar and view Dr. Argue’s slides below.
We are grateful for partners like the PRMRP who fund Fragile X research. Thank you, Dr. Argue, for taking the time to educate us about this valuable funding opportunity. If you have questions about the PRMRP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NFXF is also here to help! If you would like to participate in the NFXF’s Research Readiness Program, consult with our Family Advisory Commitee, or partner in another way, please reach out to email@example.com.
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