Deadline: 2 June 2017
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of International Health and Biodefense (IHB) at the Department of State, is seeking applications for its “Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne Diseases” to build a broad international community which will help drive innovative and locally appropriate solutions to stop mosquitos that carry Zika and other diseases.
The “Mosquito Talk” project will consist of four elements:
- Element 1: The Mosquito Talk Information Sharing Program
- Element 2: The Mosquito Talk Workshop
- Element 3: The Small Grants Competition
- Element 4: A Mosquito Talk Communications Network Sustainability Plan
The Bureau of OES is announcing this new funding opportunity with the goal of expanding an international network of communicators to better engage international audiences on strategies to combat the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika virus and to spur multi-sectoral action on vector control. The planned activities will facilitate networking to share best practices and coordinate strategic messaging among a diverse variety of health communicators including journalists, community leaders, and educators.
- OES has funding available for a single award of up to $480,000 USD for Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne Diseases.
- The initial period of performance will be24 months.
- Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations.
- Eligible participants for the planned activities will be selected from countries experiencing outbreaks of Zika (countries for which the CDC has issued Level II Travel Notices for Zika) or countries with endemic Zika that are at risk for new cases.
How to Apply
Proposals must be submitted electronically via given website.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.