The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funds innovative bio-medical competitive awards and manages research programs in cancer, military relevant injuries and conditions, and specific disease programs for the benefit of all Americans. Recognized for our unique collaborations with scientists, clinicians, consumers, and the military, the CDMRP is a subordinate command of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Department of Defense.
CDMRP is a collection of individual programs that seek to find and fund the best research to eradicate diseases and support the warfighter for the benefit of the American public. In fulfilling its mission, CDMRP emphasizes innovative, high-risk, high-gain research that might otherwise not be funded and projects that forge new collaborations in furtherance of important research objectives.
The Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY19 details several funding changes for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Download an analysis here.