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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Initiative (EEID)

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  • Upcoming application deadline: November 16, 2022
  • Estimated future deadlines: third Wednesday in November, annually

Program Overview

This joint National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, organismal, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted EEID projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease (re)emergence and 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 disease transmission. Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate multidisciplinary team, including for example, modelers, ecologists, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, 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. 

Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) are strongly encouraged. To be considered for FIC support, EEID applications must demonstrate true LMIC research collaboration with LMIC investigator(s) in a leadership role on the proposed research. Details about the application process and award administration can be found in the NIH Guide Notice and in the NSF Solicitation.

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