The US Army unveiled a $4 million program to investigate CAM treatments. Proposals are due May 15th.

The US Army’s Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) recently unveiled a $4 million program to investigate CAM treatments for troops returning from war with conditions such as trauma spectrum disorders (including TBI and/or PTSD), depression, anxiety, and/or substance dependence/abuse. They are considering two types of grant proposals:

1.) Individual research proposals containing preliminary data are expected to average $200,000 per year for up to four years of support; no proposal award will exceed $1M in total funding (including indirect costs).

2.) Seedling grants proposing innovative but testable hypotheses without preliminary data, will be considered for $300,000 in total funding (including indirect costs), with research to be completed within 18 months.

CAM treatment techniques such as music, animal-facilitated therapy, art, dance/movement, massage therapy, EMDR program evaluation, virtual reality, acupuncture, spiritual ministry, transcendental meditation and yoga will all be considered.

Proposals are due May 15. A synopsis, full announcement, and an application can be found on the website.

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