The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for Competitive Revision Applications for Research on Complementary Approaches to Symptom Management in Military and Veteran Populations (R01). The FOA (PA-13-075) encourages competitive revision applications to augment currently active NCCAM R01 grants. NCCAM-funded researchers are encouraged to collaborate with Veteran Health Administration (VHA) or Department of Defense (DoD) clinicians or researchers to conduct research on complementary approaches for symptom management and health in military or VA populations. One example of a research approach includes enhancing the funded research by adding a military or VA setting or population and adding the use of PROMIS tools or NIH Toolbox tools to other measures being used in the parent grant to assess pain, sleep, or other symptoms of interest in the military or VA population.

Budgets for direct costs may not exceed $500,000 per year. Applicants must submit a budget using the same budget format as was used for the parent award. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this FOA may not exceed two years. Applicants may request support for up to 2 years, but activities proposed must be completed by the end of the parent grant award period. Standard application due dates apply. The expiration date is Jan. 8, 2016.