Centers for Disease Control announces RFA for Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence

The Centers for Disease Control is sponsoring a funding opportunity for vector-borne disease regional Centers of Excellence.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish vector-borne disease (VBD) regional Centers of Excellence (COEs) aimed at building the capacity to address the problem of emerging and exotic vector-borne diseases in the U.S., including Zika virus infection. The specific goals of these centers are to: (1) conduct applied research to develop and validate effective VBD prevention and control tools and methods necessary to anticipate and respond to disease outbreaks; (2) train a cadre of public health
entomologists with the knowledge and skills required to rapidly detect and respond to VBD threats in the United States; and (3) build effective collaborations between academic communities and public health organizations at federal, state, and local levels for VBD surveillance, prevention, and response. The ultimate objective is for these centers to help generate the necessary knowledge and capacity to enable appropriate and timely local public health action for VBD to be taken throughout the U.S., given significant regional differences in vector ecology, disease transmission dynamics and resources.

Sponsor Deadline: 

Oct 13, 2016

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Sep 26, 2016

Sponsor: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Natl Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases NCEZID

Contact Person: 

marta-gomez@uiowa.edu

 

Limited to one application per institution

View the RFA:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287052

The application materials are due in DSP 5 business days prior to the submission deadline.

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