The CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) has posted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) open for concept paper submission March 25 until April 25, 2016.
The aim of this funding is to support innovative research to improve the ability of CDC and its partners, including state and local health departments, emergency management organizations, and health care entities, to effectively prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. Research topics were identified and prioritized based on the needs of OPHPR and also informed by State and local Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) officials. Several research topics have been identified within each of the following broad domains: 1) Information Management and Risk Communications, 2) Surge Management, 3) Biosurveillance, 4) Countermeasures and Mitigation, 5) Incident Management and 6) Community/Systems Resilience and Cross Cutting Issues.
Eligible organizations include accredited U.S. universities; private or public research institutes and centers based in the U.S.; for-profit and non-profit scientific, consulting, and advisory organizations; and state or local government agencies. Research contract awards can range up to $1.5 Million and can have a period of performance of up to 3 years (36 months). Awards are expected to be made in July or August 2016. For detailed information and instructions for this research funding opportunity, see: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=09aff2aaf497929d97d932e22cd6acb1&tab=core&_cview=0