BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) FOR THE PROTECTION OF DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM THREATS POSED BY DISEASE-CARRYING INSECTS

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) is soliciting pre-proposals for original and innovative research designed to develop new interventions for protection of deployed military personnel from diseases caused by arthropod-borne pathogens and to improve control of filth flies. Diseases of significant concern include malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, and other arboviruses. The program supports development of: (1) new toxicants or the adaptation of existing toxicants to medically relevant vectors; (2) new insecticide application techniques; and (3) new personal protection tools that prevent human-vector contact (excluding work on topical repellents). Ideally the research would support the development, evaluation, and registration of new insecticides, or improved formulations of existing insecticides for vector control, new technology or enhanced modalities of personal protection from biting arthropods, or would improve the efficacy and sustainability of equipment for application of pesticides for vector control in a military operational environment. Research should be product oriented, consisting of basic or applied research related to a particular product, evaluation of experimental products for military uses, or research directed towards development of an existing product for commercial manufacture. The research must be primarily applicable to the military but products should be transferable to civilian uses. Program consists of competitive grants open to PIs from academia, industry, and local, state government agencies. Federal Agencies, to include DoD and USDA, may apply subject to appropriate regulations,. 

Generally, this announcement is continuously open; preliminary proposals (pre-proposals) may be submitted and will be evaluated at any time throughout the year

Closing Date: Oct. 25, 2021

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 25, 2021