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NSF/ USDA/ NIH BIO Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (SFS)

Date: November 21, 2018

Time: All Day

Contact: Vanity Campbell

Sponsor: Contracts and Grants

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NSF/ USDA/ NIH BIO Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (SFS)

Funding Opportunity Number:  15-581

Funding Organization's Deadline:  November 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST

Discipline/Subject Area: Infectious Diseases

ANR Priority Area(s):  SFS

Funding Available($): 1,500,000


Description:  The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; the feedback between ecological transmission and evolutionary dynamics; and the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of pathogen transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric pathogens of either terrestrial or freshwater systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems. Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate multidisciplinary team, including for example, modelers, ecologists, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, epidemiologists, evolutionary biologists, entomologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, pathologists or veterinarians, with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases.

Because of the complexity of studies on the ecology and evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases, multidisciplinary teams of domestic and international collaborators with expertise from diverse disciplines are likely to be most effective. Investigators are encouraged to develop collaborations with public health research communities where that is appropriate. Collaborative teams could include, for example: ecologists, epidemiologists, medical scientists, veterinary scientists, evolutionary biologists, social and behavioral scientists, entomologists, food scientists, microbiologists, pathologists, and parasitologists, geologists, hydrologists, geospatial analysts, and mathematicians. The research plan should indicate how multiple disciplines will be integrated and how new investigators in U.S. and collaborating foreign institutions will be prepared to further this research.

Under this solicitation, the maximum total (for all years) award size is $2.5 million, including indirect costs. US-UK Collaborative Projects can request additional funding for the UK component of the project. The minimum award size is $1.5 million total project costs for all years, or $1.0 million for the US component of US-UK, US-Israel and US-China Collaborative Projects. For US-Israel Collaborative Projects, the maximum award size for the Israeli portion is $70,000/year. For US-China Collaborative Projects, the maximum award size for the Chinese portion is ¥4.5M total project costs for all years.

The maximum award duration is five years.


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