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US Special Operations Command – Broad Agency Announcement Extramural Biomedical and Human Performance R&D (BAA HT9425-23-S-SOC1)

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US Special Operations Command – Broad Agency Announcement Extramural Biomedical and Human Performance R&D (BAA HT9425-23-S-SOC1)


Pre-proposals are open for this BAA on a rolling basis until 31 July 2028.

Up to USD$1.5M is available for projects over 5 years.  Up to USD$5M may be considered in rare circumstances for projects of outstanding scientific merit that meet a critical need.

A primary emphasis of the USSOCOM Biomedical, Human Performance, and Canine Research Program is to identify and develop techniques, knowledge products, and materiel (medical devices, drugs, and biologics) for early intervention in life-threatening injuries; prolonged field care (PFC); human performance optimization; canine medicine/performance; brain health; immune response; automation of systematic reviews and metanalysis; and novel post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety treatment.


Research Areas of Interest

  • damage control resuscitation – techniques and materiel for optimal triage and early intervention in critical life-threatening injuries when casualty evacuation is not possible or is delayed.
    • global treatment strategies and nextgen wound management
    • analgesia
    • far forward blood, blood components, blood substitutes and injectable hemostatics
    • austere surgical stabilization
  • prolonged field care – capabilities for far-forward medical care to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with critical wounds, injuries, diseases, and associated sepsis. PFC should focus on novel treatments that support the ability to manage 3-5 patients across the spectrum of illness to multi-system injury for a minimum of 5-7 days
    • medical sensors and devices
    • portable lab assays and diagnosis
    • occupational and environmental health hazards
  • force health protection and environmental medicine – research, apply, and develop techniques, therapeutic measures, and materiel (personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices, drugs, and biologics) to ensure sustained human performance and effectiveness while operating in harsh environmental conditions and/or wearing appropriate PPE
    • CBRNE Rapid Diagnostics, Treatment, and Prophylaxis
    • operational monitoring
  • brain health – development and validation of fieldable Neurocognitive Assessment Tools (NCATs) and baseline testing, Comprehensive Symptom History (CASH) collection, blast exposure and impact monitoring, determination of safe acceptable limits for blast exposure, development and validation of capabilities to easily identify/diagnose mild, moderate, and severe TBI, methods to prevent, screen for, monitor, and correct neuroendocrine dysfunction, methods to prevent TBI from impact and blast such as redesign of helmets, body armor, and munitions, development of pharmaceuticals to prevent and/or treat brain injury, validation of brain injury prevention strategies, and development of return to duty decision support tools.
    • environmental exposures
    • environmental exposure effects
    • biomarkers
    • genetic factors
    • neuropsychological testing
    • affect testing
    • olfactory, oculomotor, auditory, vestibular, cranial nerve, and vocal-acoustic performance
    • postural stability
    • neuroendocrine dysfunction
    • neuroimaging
    • analytics
    • neuromodulation
    • brain lymphatics and glymphatics
    • pupillometry, pupillary response and microsacades
    • immune response
  • chronic pain
  • automation of systematic reviews and metanalysis
  • medical simulation and training techniques
  • human performance optimization
    • improved sleep
    • optimal acclimatization strategies
    • wearables
    • diagnostics for performance sustainment
    • performance nutrition
    • pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement interactions
    • physiological performance
    • cognitive performance
    • psychological performance and suicide prevention
    • family readiness and social connection
    • spiritual resilience
  • canine medicine and performance
    • trauma resuscitation
    • non-traditional anesthesia protocols
    • canine performance optimization
    • sensory optimization and protection
    • CBRNE canine decontamination, treatment and PPE against possible exposure
    • environmental extreme
    • brain health and TBI
    • pre- and post-trauma training / behavioral issues
    • canine simulation technologies

Additional research areas of interest may be added during the course of the BAA.


Selected pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal.  All pre-proposals and proposals are to be submitted via eBRAP.

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Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Biomedical and Human Performance
Research and Development: HT9425-23-S-SOC1

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