Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDTE)

General RDTE Information

Funding Program and Proposal Guidelines
Technical Guide 50 (TG50) was written to help principal investigators in the DoD understand the funding programs available and how those programs fit into the larger DoD acquisitions framework in order to improve the number of funded proposals and entomology products and other capabilities for military use.
TG50: Funding Programs for Entomology RDT&E in the DoD

DoD Research Laboratories and Centers

Army Medical Research and Development Command
Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Walter Reed Army Institute for Research
Navy Medical Research Center
  Units: Cairo, Lima, San Antonio, TX, Dayton, OH
Naval Health Research Center   Asia
Navy Entomology Center of Excellence
Air Force
Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
 Deployed Warfighter Protection Program (DWFP)
The Deployed Warfighter Protection (DWFP) program is an initiative to develop and validate novel methods to protect United States Military personnel from threats posed by disease-carrying arthropods, including mosquitoes and ticks. Established in 2004 and administered by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB), the program is funded at approx. $5M per year. The DWFP research portfolio focuses on 3 specific areas: novel insecticide chemistries and formulations, new application technologies, and personal bite prevention methods. An annual directed solicitation is released in October of every fiscal year. For more information on pre-proposals and proposals, please see the DWFP Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) below.
FY22 DWFP Solicitation
FY22 DWFP Pre-proposal Form
DWFP Project Status Report
DoD Environmental Research Programs
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) are the Department of Defense's environmental research programs, harnessing the latest science and technology to improve DoD’s environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities. The Programs respond to environmental technology requirements that are common to all of the military Services, complementing the Services’ research programs. SERDP and ESTCP promote partnerships and collaboration among academia, industry, the military Services, and other Federal agencies. They are independent programs managed from a joint office to coordinate the full spectrum of efforts, from basic and applied research to field demonstration and validation.
DoD Pest/Vector Research Programs
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Joint Program Committee-2/Military Infectious Diseases Research Program (JPC-2/MIDRP)
Points of Contact
Chief, Research Division
DWFP Program Manager