The More You Know: The DOD-CDMRP Application

First, please be advised that all applicants must register and affiliate with VUMC in the eBRAP application portal. All DOD-CDMRP applications require the submission of a pre-application in eBRAP. There are two types of pre-applications: letters-of-intent (LOI) or pre-proposals. Please consult the relevant funding opportunity to ensure selection of the correct pre-application option. All pre-applications must be submitted on-time. CDMRP reviews the pre-application and decides whether to issue an “invitation” to the applicant to submit a full proposal. If selected, the applicant prepares and routes a full proposal via Coeus to, in line with VUMC’s internal proposal process. Please closely read the RFA to ensure the application is in compliance with CDMRP requirements. The PI has an opportunity to “verify” his or her submission once eBRAP has “picked up” the application from In the event of an issue, the PI may modify certain portions of the application within eBRAP. Please note, however, that changes to the Project Narrative

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Adding an Alternate Submitter in eBRAP

Department administrators who wish to have viewing and submission rights for DoD, DHA, US Army, USAMRMC, USAMRAA, and CDMRP applications need to first have “Account Administrator” permissions in eBRAP. Please note that all users must apply for and be granted affiliation with VUMC within eBRAP. Furthermore, to serve as an alternate submitter, Account Administrators must first be registered as a Principal Investigator and named in the proposal’s pre-application contacts as the Alternate Submitter. For more information please visit the eBRAP User Guide.

Affiliating Users in eBRAP

Do you have a proposal that requires submission through eBRAP (Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal)? eBRAP serves as the submission portal for DOD, DHA, US Army, USAMRMC, USAMRAA, and CDMRP and requires that users be affiliated with an institution before submitting a LOI. OSP has observed two common issues in the affiliation of new or existing users with VUMC. New users must first set up an account within eBRAP and then apply for affiliation with VUMC. Upon submission of this request, an OSP specialist will evaluate and determine whether affiliation (and designated role)  is appropriate. Users are still affiliated with VU. In this case PIs or Account Administrators (AAs) should verify that their institutional profile displays both the VUMC DUNS number (079917897) and the correct organizational email address ( In the event a user requires VUMC affiliation, please follow the procedure outlined for new users above. For any questions please contact your OSP specialist.