USAMRDC New Products and Ideas


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The United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) utilizes the New Products and Ideas (NPI) system as a mechanism to have visibility and evaluate new products and ideas, currently configured or in development, that support our mission. The NPI provides a means for our subject matter experts to assess these products and ideas, evaluate their applicability to USAMRDC's mission, and provide feedback to the submitter. It provides the vendor an opportunity to showcase their product or idea without needing to travel to Fort Detrick and without giving anyone an unfair competitive advantage.

Submission to the NPI is not a substitute where other vehicles are more appropriate, such as responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs), nor does it take the place of a pre-proposal that may be required by a BAA or PA.

USAMRDC does not award contracts, provide research grants, or offer other forms of financial support through the NPI. Likewise, USAMRDC does not purchase or obtain programs, services or products through the NPI. All requirements and funding opportunities are advertised through and Please visit those sites to view current solicitations and announcements.

Need More Information?

The "Gateway to Partnerships Brochure," prepared by the Strategic Planning Office, describes some resources for doing business with USAMRDC. We suggest reviewing this brochure and contacting the Strategic Planning Office to begin the conversation.

- Gateway to Partnerships Brochure (PDF 4 MB)

Frequently Asked Question

If I wish to apply for research funding, how can I increase my chances for approval of my grant application?

First, remember that research applications are to be submitted under the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs), as appropriate. If you wish to apply for research funding, the NPI is not the appropriate vehicle for you to use. That being said, if you are going to apply for research funding through the BAA or a PA, the following guidance should be helpful. One way to strengthen your proposal is to consider partnering with another organization. We recommend choosing one with a strong research program, one which is known for its research programs, or a researcher who has a strong history of research and publications. Prepare a strong pre-proposal. Begin by reading the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) very carefully. Study the USAMRDC's areas of scientific interest ("Research Areas of Interest") as defined in the BAA and ensure that the work you're proposing closely aligns with our mission. When preparing your pre-proposal, address the questions/subjects that are a part of the pre-proposal format, and reflect a reasonable and realistic timeline and budget for completion of the work that's being described. As research dollars are limited, only the very best research proposals will be funded. If, after submission of a pre-proposal, you are invited to submit a full proposal, an additional piece of guidance would be to ensure that you construct your proposal with the evaluation criteria in mind.

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Page last modified: 12-Mar-2016