The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) has posted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Concept paper submission is open April 26 until May 17, 2018. There are no exceptions to the May 17 deadline.
OPHPR aims to support innovative research to improve the ability of CDC and its partners, especially state and local health departments, to effectively prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. Research topics were identified and prioritized through a systematic process, based on the needs of OPHPR. Topic areas in this solicitation are as follows (refer to the announcement for detailed explanations and requirements):
Eligible organizations include accredited U.S. schools and programs of public health; other accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and academic departments; private or public research institutes and centers based in the U.S.; for-profit and non-profit scientific, consulting, and advisory organizations in the U.S.; and state or local government agencies within the U.S. Note: Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and U.S. Government entities (e.g., Government/National laboratories; military educational institutions, etc.) may be subject to applicable direct competition limitations.
Research award ceilings vary by topic and can have a period of performance of up to 3 years (36 months). Awards will be made in late-July to mid-August 2018.
Detailed information and instructions for this research funding opportunity are available here.