Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.

The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding

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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 aquatic 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, anthropologists, modelers, ecologists, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, oceanographers, mathematical scientists, 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.
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Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: National Science Foundation

Office: National Science Foundation

Estimated Funding: $24,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 19-592

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are Indian tribes or tribal organizations on behalf of Indian tribes.

To apply for funding, you must be eligible as an Indian tribe (or as a tribal organization), as required by 24 CFR 1003.5, by the application deadline date.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19592

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Date Posted:
2019-08-01

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Archive Date:
2023-12-15


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