Funding Opportunity: Improving National Capacity To Address the Growing Problem of Vector-borne Diseases via Support for Regional Centers of Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases

On October 14, 2021, CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases announced a funding opportunity  entitled: Improving national capacity to address the growing problem of vector-borne diseases via support for regional Centers of Excellence for vector-borne diseases.

Key Dates

Applications due: 1/18/2022
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The project objectives are threefold:

  • Conduct applied research on approaches to prevent vector bites or suppress the populations of regionally important arthropod vectors and their associated human disease agents in the environment.
  • Train a new generation of public health entomologists to serve as subject matter experts for arthropod pathogen vectors at state/local levels by involving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in applied research.
  • Strengthen linkages and collaborative relationships between the academic community and state/territorial/tribal/local public health organizations, vector management programs and other potentially relevant stakeholder groups, as needed, to develop, evaluate and implement vector and vector-borne pathogen suppression strategies.

The primary focus should be on applied research, with training and communities of practice elements designed to enhance applied research outcomes.