University of Southern California


Obtaining Department of Defense (DoD) Medical Research Funding


Who Should Attend

Workshop is for all faculty members and postdocs who are interested in obtaining medical research funding from the Department of Defense.

Course Description

The annual Defense Health Program (DHP) Research Program is approximately $1 billion, with 80% of these funds provided to academic and industry scientists. In this seminar, discussion will be about how medical research requirements are established, how research proposals are solicited and scientifically reviewed, and how decisions are made regarding funding decisions.

Focus will be on how to structure and prepare research proposals that are requirements-based, providing a solution to a DoD medical validated research requirements.


Carl A. Castro, Director, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work


Two 2 hour sessions. Lunch Provided.

Next Courses

October 19, 2016 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: HSC, Norris Medical Library (NML), West Conference Room

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.