Deadline: 16 November 2016
Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army — USAMRAA is currently inviting applications for its Tick-Borne Disease Idea Award (TBDRP) with an aim to prevent the occurrence, better diagnose, and resolve or minimize the impact of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
The TBDRP’s mission is to support research to understand the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses and to deliver innovative solutions to prevent, better diagnose, and treat their manifestations for the benefit of U.S. Service members, Veterans, their families, and the American public.
- Host-pathogen interactions
- Human immune response
- Mechanisms of persistence of Lyme disease
- New research tools to support studies of pathogenesis
- ○Interrupting the natural cycle of the disease
- Personal protection measures
- Targeted vaccines
- Post-exposure prophylaxis
- Direct detection of tick-borne pathogens or their products in humans
- Biomarkers for diagnosis
- Innovative approaches to treatment
- Basic studies aimed at safe and effective treatments for the cause(s) of persistent symptoms in Lyme disease
- Biomarkers of effective prognosis, therapy, and cure
- The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $250,000.
- The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
- Although a PI may be eligible for both the Established Investigator and New Investigator categories, only one category may be chosen; the choice of application category is at the PI’s discretion. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other formally mentored researchers are not eligible for this award.
- Established Investigator
- Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications in this category.
- New Investigator
- By the application submission deadline date, the PI must have:
- The freedom to pursue independent research goals without formal mentorship.
- Been in an independent faculty position at or below the level of Assistant Professor for less than 5 years.
- Cost sharing/matching is not an eligibility requirement.
- Eligible investigators must apply through an organization. Organizations eligible to apply include Federal agencies, national, international, for-profit, nonprofit, public, and private organizations.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply by downloading the application package via given website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.