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(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Advancing Public Health Research in Kenya

The purpose of this program is to conduct and/or facilitate CDC-initiated epidemiologic studies and surveillance, clinical research, clinical trials, laboratory, and operations research on infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, and environmental health in Kenya.

Summary

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to conduct and/or facilitate CDC-initiated epidemiologic studies and surveillance, clinical research, clinical trials, laboratory, and operations research on infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, and environmental health in Kenya to better understand disease burden, risk factors, and effective interventions to influence policy and decrease morbidity and mortality. To accomplish these goals, the Center for Global Health also seeks to further strengthen national capacity in Kenyan institutions to effectively manage physical infrastructure and assets and improve fiscal oversight of USG-funded research at CDC-supported research sites.

To improve the quality, oversight and conduct of collaborative research in Kenya and ensure CDC’s long-standing effort to build capacity in both researchers and institutions, this NOFO utilizes the following structure of cores and categories:

Research Core

  1. Category 1: Population-based health and demographic surveillance
  2. Category 2: Epidemiologic and laboratory research, and implementation science
  3. Category 3: Clinical research

Administrative Core

  1. Category 1: Research coordination and administration
  2. Category 2: Laboratory research administration

The outcomes of the award will include further understanding of the infectious and noncommunicable disease burden and validation of effective interventions, influencing national and global policy changes

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

  • Award Budget: Total Year 1 budget is $15,000,000 (inclusive of indirect costs).
    • Research Core – $11,750,000
      • Category 1. Population-based health and demographic surveillance – $4,825,000
      • Category 2. Epidemiologic and laboratory research, and implementation science – $6,075,000
        • Priority area 2A: Influenza and respiratory pathogens – $2,550,000
        • Priority area 2B: Malaria – $1,700,000 Priority area 2C: HIV & TB – $400,000
        • Priority area 2D: Other health research – $925,000
        • Priority Area 2E: Laboratory science and research – $500,000
      • Category 3. Clinical research – $850,000
    • Administrative Core – $3,250,000
      • Category 1: Research coordination and administration – $2,000,000
      • Category 2: Laboratory research administration – $1,250,000
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Eligibility

  • Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research are invited to work with their institution/organization to develop an application for support.
  • There will only be one (1) qualified PD/PI for each application. Applications may include more than one PI; however, the first PI listed on the application will be the contact PI for all correspondences. Any additional PIs are permitted but would be referred or should be listed as Co-PIs. Consortia (Consortium of institutions) are invited to apply. A consortium is defined as a formal agreement whereby one PI and institution is named as lead and may partner with other institutions to implement the award. The lead recipient must perform a substantive role in the conduct of the planned project or program activity and not merely serve as a conduit of funds to another party or parties. The PD/PI of the award must be from the lead recipient. Consortium agreements are considered subawards for the purposes of this award. The consortium agreement must be in effect at the time of application submission.

Selection Criteria

Detailed review criteria can be found on page 39 – 48 of the NOFO.

  • Significance
  • Investigator(s)
  • Innovation
  • Approach
  • Environment

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal that consists of 11 applications to each area specified in the NOFO.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
    • A statement confirming the desire to apply to all 11 areas. Please refer to the Application and Submission Instructions Specific to this NOFO found on pages 26-28 of the NOFO.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

  • Sheila Okoth
  • Scientific Program Official
  • Extramural Research Program Office/Science Office/ OD
  • Center for Global Health
  • CDC
  • E-mail: jyo3@cdc.gov   

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