Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Nigeria

Deadline: 4 March 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications for a program entitled “Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Nigeria”.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to conduct high quality public health research. Research projects may be quantitative, qualitative, and /or mixed methods epidemiological studies to conduct and monitor epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory-based projects, surveillance, and research of important diseases in Nigeria, including but not limited to address acute febrile illness, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic and vector borne diseases; environmental health issues effecting infectious diseases (such as water and air); vaccine-preventable diseases; biosafety and security; and other public health threats of local importance.

Research projects should outline clear plans to incorporate the results of research activities into operational disease detection, prevention, and response or control programs in Nigeria and ensure the strengthening of local workforce capacity and dissemination of findings across the region, with partners, and globally. Other areas for research include activities to antimicrobial resistance and hospital acquired infections, respiratory infections and influenza, enteric illnesses, and other public health threats.

Research Categories

Applicants must propose projects that focus on the disease area(s) selected in at least one of the following research categories. In the first year of award, applicants may only submit up to three projects total. All three projects can be proposed in one research category or can be a combination of the three categories: A, B, or C. Examples of projects are provided under each research category:

  • Project Category A: Characterize Public Health Threats
  • Project Category B: Determine Most Effective Implementation Approaches:
  • Project Category C: Measuring Impact

Award Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000


Total Period of Performance Length: 5 year(s)

Target Population

The prospective applicant must identify the target populations to be addressed through this NOFO, including risk factors for disease and impact of increased diagnostics and surveillance by population type. The prospective applicant should use data generated under this NOFO to identify communities disproportionately affected by different infectious diseases, and propose activities/interventions to reduce or eliminate these disparities. The applicant should describe how the activities under this NOFO will be inclusive of all affected populations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Foreign Organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign (non-US) organizations must follow policies described in the HHS Grants Policy Statement and procedures for foreign organizations described throughout the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
  • Only the application from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control will be accepted.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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