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U.S.-Cuba Collaborative Arbovirus Research Initiative, 2017



U.S.-Cuba Collaborative Arbovirus Research Initiative, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017

CRDF Global is accepting proposals from joint U.S. and Cuban based investigators working in the field of arbovirus research for the U.S.-Cuba Collaborative Arbovirus Research Initiative, 2017. This initiative is jointly funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) and CRDF Global.

Please see the documents below, including the FAQ, for additional information related to this initiative.
The primary goals and objectives of the program are to:

  • Foster new arbovirus focused research collaborations between researchers in Cuba, and U.S. investigators and institutions.  It is expected that proposals will focus on questions of direct relevance to the region that will add to global knowledge about arboviruses.
  • Provide start-up funding to facilitate the early development or expansion of collaborative research programs and the collection of key preliminary data that could be used to prepare more substantive grant proposals between Cuba and U.S. investigators and institutions.
  • Provide U.S. investigators and their research/academic institutions access to resources and scientific relationships that enable them to address important scientific questions related to arbovirus research that are not easily answered in the U.S.
  • Provide Cuban researchers the opportunity to share in scientific discoveries with their U.S. counterparts.

Proposals are to address the U.S. effort to develop additional medical countermeasures to address arbovirus diseases, including vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and vector control interventions.
Awards of up to $50,000 USD will be made for 1 year of research. Collaborative research teams consisting of investigators from the U.S. and Cuba are eligible to apply. Each U.S. team and Cuban team is to be represented by one Principal Investigator (PI) and one Principal Institution. Refer to the Request for Proposals (RFP) below for full program guidelines.

To Apply, please submit the required application materials through the electronic proposal submission system: