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NSF seeks proposals on Ecology of Infectious Diseases, especially in developing countries

The National Science Foundation’s Ecology of Infectious Diseases program is soliciting proposals. Research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries is strongly encouraged. The deadline is Jan. 29, 2007.

The UW Center for Global Health is prepared to take the lead on this and would be happy to collaborate with interested CALS faculty. Please contact Ken Shapiro at kshapiro@cals.wisc.edu if you would like to pursue this.

Description
The Ecology of Infectious Diseases program solicitation supports the development of predictive models and the discovery of principles governing the transmission dynamics of infectious disease agents. To that end, research proposals should focus on understanding the ecological and socio-ecological determinants of transmission by vectors or abiotic agents, the population dynamics of reservoir species, the transmission to humans or other hosts, or the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease communication. Research may be on zoonotic, vector-borne or enteric diseases of either terrestrial, freshwater, or marine systems and organisms, including diseases of non-human animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged. Investigators are encouraged to include links to the public health research community, including for example, participation of epidemiologists, physicians, veterinarians, medical social scientists, medical entomologists, virologists, or parasitologists.

Here’s the link to to the full announcement: NSF Publication 07-513
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