Like any medical organization, Medicine of Cycling is always looking for research dollars. As a reminder, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has a budget of $30 million per year.  The military has a considerably larger annual budget.  The following is a NEW funding opportunity that some of our physicians may be interested in pursuing.  The 2012 Defense Appropriations Act provides $50 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).  Like medicine of cycling, the vision of the PRMRP is to improve health and well-being.  The PRMRP targets all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries.  The 2012 PRMRP will solicit research applications for topics including: Arthritis, Composite Tissue Transplantation, Dystonia, Drug Abuse, Epilepsy, Food Allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, Hereditary Angioedema, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Interstitial Cystitis, Listeria Vaccine for Infectious Disease, Lupus, Malaria, Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery Science, Neuroblastoma, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease, Paget's Disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis, Scleroderma, Tinnitus, and Tuberculosis. Although these topics do not directly pertain to cycling, if you are doing research in one of these areas, perhaps you can tap into this resource.  Please take a look at the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs website -  Good Luck!

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