CDC and UGA investigators are invited to submit proposals for seed funding in support of collaborative research infectious diseases. Letters of intent are due August 22, 2014.

Investigators must be either a full-time CDC employee or a tenured / tenure-track UGA faculty and member of the UGA Faculty of Infectious Diseases.

Successful proposals responsive to the CDC/UGA guidelines for seed award funding will have collaborative, interdisciplinary infectious disease research in at least two of the three following broad priority areas: i. public health (e.g., infectious diseases, biostatistics and modeling, surveillance and epidemiology, diagnostics and clinical/public health laboratory science or practice, and environmental health); ii. veterinary medicine (e.g., wildlife, companion animals, surveillance, risk analysis, disease detection and prevention, and human interface); iii. ecological science (e.g., climate change, entomology, spatial analysis, mathematical and environmental modeling, environmental exposures/conditions, informatics, and infectious disease ecology)

Up to three seed awards will be funded. The maximum award amount is $50,000 per project year ($25,000 for each institution) for one- or two-year durations. Seed proposals should approach existing problems from a new perspective and/or use new avenues of investigation.

It is strongly encouraged that proposals should align where possible with CDC Winnable Battles, which is a CDC initiative addressing public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them. Proposals should be based on a rational hypothesis derived from critical review and analysis of the literature and/or logical reasoning and should demonstrate a collaborative relationship between UGA and CDC research scientists.

Letter of Intent: Due August 22, 2014. 

Full proposals: Due September 1, 2014. 

See UGA CDC Call for Proposals 2014 for complete details.