The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program has renewed a grant announcement for funding of research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological 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.
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.
The activity is a continuation of the previous joint National Science Foundation / National Institutes of Health / United States Department of Agriculture (NSF/NIH/USDA) Ecology of Infectious Disease competition. Information on past awards can be found at EEID Awards.
The government anticipates funding for this effort to be $11,000,000 in FY 2014, pending the availability. That amount includes approximately $3.5M from NSF for new standard or continuing awards, $5M from NIH for new or continuing awards, and $2.5M from USDA for new awards. The expected funding from the BBSRC for the UK component of the US-UK Collaborative Projects will be a maximum of £2,000,000.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: NSF 13-577. The full proposal deadline is November 20, 2013.