FY23 CDMRP Funding Overview: Neurofibromatosis Research Program
Published On: 08/01/2023
Each year in February, the NF Network Advocacy Program gathers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued federal funding for NF research through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP-NFRP). Since 1996, the NF Network and its partners have played a vital role in securing over $400 million in federal research dollars for neurofibromatosis research.
The Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) was established in fiscal year 1996 (FY96), when the efforts of NF advocates led to a Congressional appropriation of $8 million (M). Over its 22-year history, the NFRP has invested in key initiatives to support development of critical resources, sponsor multidisciplinary collaborations, bring talented investigators into the field, and promote the translation of promising ideas into the clinic. The program’s research portfolio includes 385 awards spanning basic, translational, and clinical research through FY17.