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:

  • Align your proposal with the program-specific goals.
  • 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.

Watch a recording of the webinar and view Dr. Argue’s slides below.

Dr. Argue’s slide deck

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

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

Author Hilary Rosselot

Hilary Rosselot
Hilary joined the NFXF team in 2019. Prior to joining the NFXF team, she worked at the Cincinnati Fragile X Research and Treatment Center for over five years. She has experience as a clinical research coordinator across many types of clinical trials and served as the clinical research manager for the Cincinnati program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s, and is a SOCRA certified clinical research professional (CCRP). She enjoys time with family and friends, a great book, a strong cup of coffee and, of course, a good laugh!

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