The intent of this award is to fund an organization that can provide collaborative assistance with manpower (scientists, research associates, research assistants, laboratory aides , nurses, clinical trials staff, program managers, and technicians), materiel (research supplies, equipment), and clinical
trials (research subject compensation) for research efforts focusing on the development and evaluation of preventive and therapeutic countermeasures for P.
falciparum and P.
vivax malaria, bacterial causes of infectious diarrhea, rickettsial pathogens, emerging viral pathogens including dengue, MERS-CoV, Chikungunya, Zika, novel flu viruses and multi-drug resistant bacteria.
The award will be issued as a cooperative agreement between the recipient and the Government (the Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center [IDD-NMRC]).
The award recipient (awardee) will collaborate with IDD-NMRC to develop and implement scientific research efforts and share substantial programmatic involvement with IDD-NMRC.