Open Opportunity for UVA SOM:  MTEC Open Concept Request for Project Information

School of Medicine Faculty:  The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) has just released an “open concept” Request for Project Information (RPI).  This announcement is a request for information only.  MTEC is using the RPI process to solicit ideas for topics that could appear in upcoming funding announcements.  MTEC anticipates releasing a multi-topic call based on the concepts submitted through this process.  Submissions that receive especially favorable reviews could even result in standalone funding opportunities.  This is your opportunity to seed topics into upcoming MTEC programs.

RPI submissions consist of 3-page papers due November 30 (see announcement below for more details).  MTEC is seeking new ideas under this RPI; reworked prior proposals will not be accepted.

The Conafay Group is available to discuss MTEC and ideas for submissions to this RPI.  If interested, please let me know and I will connect you with them.

Steven S. Wasserman, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research
University of Virginia School of Medicine
PO Box 800793
McKim Hall, Room 3027
Charlottesville, VA  22908-0793
Tel:  (434) 243-7088
Fax: (434) 982-0874

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium’s (MTEC) mission is to assist the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) by providing cutting-edge technologies and supporting effective life cycle management to transition medical solutions to industry that protect, treat, and optimize Warfighters’ health and performance across the full spectrum of military operations. This RPI contains background material and guidance for preparing Project Information Paper submissions to MTEC.

As a result of MTEC member feedback at the MTEC Annual Membership Meeting in April 2018, MTEC has issued this “Open Concepts RPI” to provide existing and potential MTEC members with an opportunity to demonstrate current capabilities and concept/technologies that may address military medical capability gaps. Performers are encouraged to submit concepts/technologies under this RPI that they would like the Government to consider when developing the technical research topics to be included in upcoming Requests for Project Proposals (RPPs) expected to be released in fiscal year 2019. The Government is interested in receiving project ideas related the following technology focus areas. Please see the full RPI located at for complete details.

  1. Military Infectious Diseases Research Program (MIDRP)
  2. Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP)
  3. Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP
  4. Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP)
  5. Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program (MSISRP)

Submission Information:

Project Information Paper submissions are due no later than Friday, November 30, 2018 at noon Eastern Time using the submission form located here: Project Information Papers submitted after the due date will not be accepted under any circumstances. There is no limit on the number of Project Information Papers that a single organization can submit. Submission in response to this RPI is open to both members and non-members of MTEC. However, MTEC membership is required to submit a response to future FY19 MTEC RPPs. Information regarding upcoming RPPs will be posted to the MTEC website ( and FedBizOpps ( to notify interested parties.

To join MTEC, please visit

MTEC RPI Submission Review:

  1. MTEC intends to provide an initial review of all Project Information Papers submitted in response to this RPI to evaluate their objectives, relevance, and maturity as they relate to military needs. However, if the number of submissions becomes too large to make timely responses, MTEC may close the solicitation period early and without warning.  Therefore, early submissions are highly encouraged. MTEC will provide the initial review on a rolling basis, so feedback should be provided within a relatively short period after submission and will afford the submitter a chance to update the Project Information Paper prior to referral to the Government.  During the course of this review, MTEC may ask the submitter clarifying questions or provide suggestions that could improve the submission. MTEC intends to provide a short paragraph back to the submitter that describes why the Project Information Paper may or may not be a strong response for the relevant Government Sponsor to consider.
  2. Submitters who receive feedback from MTEC will be given an opportunity to update their Project Information Papers based on the feedback provided.  The submitter will be given additional time to update the Project Information Paper based on the feedback. The cover of the feedback letter will provide a due date for the revised Project Information Paper.
  3. MTEC will then forward all RPI submissions to the Government for consideration as suggested topics to be solicited under a future RPP(s).

MTEC Points of Contact:

For inquiries regarding this announcement, please direct your correspondence to the following contacts:

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