Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDRMP)


The office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) manages US Congressional Special Interest Medical Research Programs (CSI) encompassing breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers, neurofibromatosis, military health, and other specified areas. Since fiscal year 1992, the CDMRP has managed over $5.3 billion in Congressional appropriations for peer-reviewed research aimed to prevent, control, and cure disease.

General information for McGill researchers applying to any CDMRP grants

  • Indirect costs are calculated using a rate agreement negotiated with the US government. Pre-proposals are submitted via CDMRP's portal at These are mandatory to be considered eligible to submit full proposals. You will require additional institutional codes to complete the pre-proposal and full application; please contact our coordinators to obtain this information.
  • Only McGill's Authorized Representative is eligible to sign and transmit your proposal via Please do NOT create a registration for McGill or your own login and password.
  • If you are proposing a subcontract with another institution, the complete grant and budget must be submitted to the OSR three weeks before the agency deadline. Additional documentation will be required from the subcontracting institution.
  • Researchers wishing to apply via our network of affiliated hospitals should contact their hospital and research institute grant services directly.